A brand new juried competitive section dedicated to independently produced narrative feature films by emerging directors from Japan.
A haunting tale of how one era can speak to another as well as the pain of being lost in memories.
Nobuhiko Obayashi's final film is an awe-inspiring, visually resplendent anti-war epic that urges us to consider cinema as a means to change history.
The 50th and final entry in Yoji Yamada's beloved "Tora-san" series is a heartwarming and nostalgic film about family and the passage of time.
In Otsuchi, there is a white telephone booth to which over 30,000 people have traveled in order to “speak to” the loved ones they lost to 3.11.
When Naoko proposes a one-night stand to Kenji while he’s back to attend her wedding, their romance over a decade earlier cannot be contained.
An exceedingly clever send-up of the Japanese film industry and a loving tribute to the work of extras.
Nanako Hirose’s latest work examines the life and career of book designer Nobuyoshi Kikuchi, a septuagenarian legend in the industry.
Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe star in this drama based on a true story of workers who stayed behind to mitigate the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Shinichiro Ueda’s clever, twist-laden second film follows an amateur acting troupe as they infiltrate a sham religious cult named Musubiru.
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