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  • Thanc You

    Thanc You (2020)

    Director
    KURAMOTO Mitsuru
    Cast
    GOTO Junpei, FUKUTOKU Shusuke

    One day, Yasuda, a freshman in high school, was summoned by the advisor of the mountaineering club. It was an asking to submit a withdrawal form to abolish the club, which is now down to just one member after the third-year seniors retire. Yasuda, wh...

  • The Pledge to Megumi

    The Pledge to Megumi (2020)

    Director
    NOBUSHI Show
    Cast
    Natsuki, HARADA Daijiro, ISHIMURA Tomoko

    One winter night of 1972, a group of men invaded Japan at some beach in the Sea of Japan. There already were a large number of North Korean agents operating in Japan including the ones on the agent ship off the coast and at a secret hideout in Tokyo....

  • Come and Go

    Come and Go (2020)

    Director
    LIM Kah Wai
    Cast
    LEE Kang-Sheng, USAMARU Manami, CHIHARA Seiji

    Filmmaker Lim Kah Wai is known for his extemporaneous approach to shooting on the road and made this off-beat drama in Osaka, where he is currently based. Features a colorful cast from nine Asian countries. The skeletal remains of a middle-aged woma...

  • JOINT

    JOINT (2020)

    Director
    KOJIMA Oudai
    Cast
    YAMAMOTO Ikken, KIM Jin-Cheol, KIM Chang-Bak

    The underworld of modern Japan is depicted with a documentary touch in this noir. Director Kojima Oudai makes his feature-length directorial debut with this film. Returning to Tokyo after being released from prison, racketeer Ishigami Takeshi (Yamam...

  • The Untold Tale of the Three Kingdoms

    The Untold Tale of the Three Kingdoms (2020)

    Director
    FUKUDA Yuichi
    Cast
    OIZUMI Yo, Murotsuyoshi, OGURI Shun

    Writer and director Fukuda Yuichi, known for Gintama and From Today, It's My Turn!!: The Movie, depicts an original interpretation of the historically-based fiction, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". 1,800 years ago in China, the Wei, Wu, and Shu war...

  • Remain in Twilight

    Remain in Twilight (2020)

    Director
    MATSUI Daigo
    Cast
    NARITA Ryo, WAKABA Ryuya, HAMANO Kenta

    The past and present of high school friends reunited for the first time in years intersect in this drama. Matsui Daigo, known for Japanese Girls Never Die and #HandballStrive directs from his own original script. Six classmates who were in the homec...

  • Minamata Mandala

    Minamata Mandala (2020)

    Director
    HARA Kazuo
    Cast

    Documentary shot over a two-decade period by The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On director Hara Kazuo. Documents multilayered lives and stories of Minamata, where debilitating disease continues to cast a long shadow. On October 15, 2004, the Supreme...

  • Olympiad Tokyo Kasumigaoka Public Apartments

    Olympiad Tokyo Kasumigaoka Public Apartments (2020)

    Director
    AOYAMA Shinya
    Cast

    Documentary about the lives of Kasumigaoka Public Apartments residents leading up to their eviction. Depicts the history of exclusion that unfolds under the specter of "Olympics First." Directed, shot and edited by filmmaker Aoyama Shinya. The city-...

  • ALONG THE SEA

    ALONG THE SEA (2020)

    Director
    FUJIMOTO Akio
    Cast
    HOANG Phuong, HUYNH Tuyet Anh, QUYNH Nhu

    Drama that vividly captures the resolve of foreign migrant workers in Japan. Director Fujimoto Akio portrayed the love of a Myanmar family living in Japan with Passage of Life. Anh (Huynh Tuyet Anh), Nhu (Quynh Nhu) and Phuong (Hoang Phuong) are Vi...

  • Poupelle of Chimney Town

    Poupelle of Chimney Town (2020)

    Director
    HIROTA Yusuke
    Cast
    KUBOTA Masataka, ASHIDA Mana, TATEKAWA Shinosuke

    Nishino Akihiro of the King Kong comedy duo brings his own picture book to the silver screen as executive producer and scriptwriter. Bruno (Tachikawa Shinosuke) was the only person who spoke about "stars" in the Chimney Town enveloped by thick smoke...

  • OKINAWA/SANTOS

    OKINAWA/SANTOS (2020)

    Director
    MATSUBAYASHI Yoju
    Cast

    The dark, hidden immigrant history between Okinawa and Brazil is the subject of this documentary. Matsubayashi Yoju, the director known for The Horses of Fukushima, brings to light the truth about cases of Japanese immigrants being forcibly deported....

  • Love Mooning

    Love Mooning (2020)

    Director
    MANDA Kunitoshi
    Cast
    NAKAMURA Toru, SUGINO Kiki, SAITOH Takumi

    Suspense film that marks the third collaboration between director Manda Kunitoshi and script co-author Manda Tamami following UNloved and The Kiss. Depicts the tumultuous love-hate relationship between a psychiatrist whose wife has died and a lonely ...

  • A BALANCE

    A BALANCE (2020)

    Director
    HARUMOTO Yujiro
    Cast
    TAKIUCHI Kumi, KAWAI Yumi, UMEDA Masahiro

    Harumoto Yujiro won acclaim for his debut film Going the Distance and directs and writes this drama that tackles the contradictions and problems of hyper information-driven society. Produced by In This Corner of the World director Katabuchi Sunao. Se...

  • TRUE NORTH

    TRUE NORTH (2020)

    Director
    SHIMIZU Han Eiji
    Cast
    Joel SUTTON, Michael SASAKI, Brandin STENNIN

    When Yohan is nine years old, he, his mother and sister are forcibly relocated to a notoriously cruel political prison camp in North Korea. His innocence is gradually eroded by the harsh brutality of the camp, while the rest of his family tries to ma...

  • Love and the Grand Tug-of-war

    Love and the Grand Tug-of-war (2020)

    Director
    SASABE Kiyoshi
    Cast
    MIURA Takahiro, JIYOUNG

    This film is modeled on the Sendai Tug-of-War which has continued for 420 years in Kagoshima Prefecture's Satsumasendai City and presents a fresh portrayal of the human drama revolving around it. Director Sasabe Kiyoshi unexpectedly passed away in Ma...

  • Godai - The Wunderkind

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Mitsutoshi
    Cast
    MIURA Haruma, MIURA Shohei, NISHIKAWA Takanori

    Godai Tomoatsu, a samurai who prospered between the end of the Edo Era and the early Meiji Era, is depicted in this ensemble youth drama. The original story is brought to life by the 125 Years Memory duo of screenwriter Komatsu Eriko, and director Ta...

  • To Die Ordinary - Independent Life

    To Die Ordinary - Independent Life (2020)

    Director
    SADASUE Mayako
    Cast
    SAKAGUCHI Emiko, SHIMIZU Akihiko, RI KUNIMOTO Syuji

    This is a sequel to the film Living an Ordinary Life which documented for five years the parents who created a social welfare facility in Shizuoka Prefecture's Fuji City under the ideal living normally in the region even with severe disabilities". T...

  • Skeleton Flowers

    Skeleton Flowers (2020)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    SHIDA Sara, SUZUKA Oji, IURA Arata

    Just Only Love director Imaizumi Rikiya pulls off the long-awaited adaptation of author Kubo Misumi's 2014 short story. Contemporary family drama about a father and daughter. Yo (Shida Sara) has done the household chores and helped her father Nao (I...

  • Cornflakes

    Cornflakes (2020)

    Director
    ISOBE Teppei
    Cast
    GON, TAKADA Reiko, HINO Hinami

    Yuya, who can't let go of his dream of becoming a musician, has been living with Miho, an insurance salesperson, for almost six years now, and Miho wonders if living with Yuya is good for her future. One day, Miho sees text messages between Yuya and...

  • All Aboard!

    All Aboard! (2020)

    Director
    HISHIKAWA Seiichi
    Cast
    MURAKAMI Yukino, FUJII Soma, SHIMAMOTO Katsuhiro

    This is the movie "All aboard!". In Komatsushima, a port town in Tokushima, Shikoku, Haruka Asakura (played by Yukino Murakami) lives with her effeminate father Goro Asakura (Katsuhiro Shimamoto), her uncle Kentaro Asakura (Jun Suzuki) who is in love...

  • Day of Destruction

    Day of Destruction (2020)

    Director
    TOYODA Toshiaki
    Cast
    SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, MahiToThePeople, Issey OGATA

    In January of 2020, director Toyoda Toshiaki developed this ambitious film about the state of society with the Tokyo Olympics approaching. He used crowdfunding to produce the film as the spreading COVID-19 infections raised questions about the very m...

  • PLANETIST

    PLANETIST (2020)

    Director
    TOYODA Toshiaki
    Cast
    MIYAGAWA Noritsugu, GOMA, KUBOZUKA Yosuke

    Documentary selected for the Special Screenings program at the 19th TOKYO FILMeX. Director Toyoda Toshiaki fell in love with the natural splendor of the World Heritage Ogasawara Islands after visiting in 2014, and he moved to the islands and spent fo...

  • RESONANCE

    RESONANCE (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Toshinori
    Cast
    AOYAGI Takuji

    Tokyo-born Takuji was raised by his mother and guitarist grandfather. He becomes a musician himself and father of two daughters. He leaves the ever-changing modern metropolis where people are divorced from nature and relocates to Okinawa. There, an i...

  • Forever  By  Your  Side

    Forever By Your Side (2020)

    Director
    UEDA Tokitaka
    Cast
    SEON Min-Gyeong, ONO Hiroshi, NONAKA Tomoko

    Kansai-based film production studio Theater Café Nyan assembles a cast and crew of Japanese and Koreans for this co-production. Set both in Japan and Korea, the film depicts a trio of themes: two forms of love, friendship, and a way of living. Mamor...

  • Tank Sit-In Protest:Japanese Citizen VS.U.S. Military

    Tank Sit-In Protest:Japanese Citizen VS.U.S. Military (2020)

    Director
    TSUJI Toyofumi
    Cast

    In 1972 toward the final stages of the Vietnam War, a protest movement arose against the U.S. military's repair of tanks at the Sagami General Supply Depot in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture and their transport to the Yokohama north docks. This ...