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Pecoross' Mother and Her Days - Pekorosu no Haha ni Ai ni Iku
Critically acclaimed in Japan as one of the Best Movies of 2013, PECOROSS' MOTHER AND HER DAYS is a heart-warming comedy following a middle-aged comic artist, Pecoross, and his mother, Mitsue, who suffers from dementia after her husband passed 10…
Junk Food - Janku fudo
Masashi Yamamoto directs this impressionist portrait of the drug-addled riff-raff at the edges of Japanese life. Told in a series of vignettes, the film opens with emaciated beauty Miyuki (Miyuki Iijima) polishing off a hit of crack and murdering her…
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 - Portrait of a Feminist in 1970's Japan
In this taboo-smashing documentary by Kazuo Hara, the filmmaker turns his camera on his former lover, Miyuki Takeda. The strong-willed woman -- crusading feminist, bisexual, mother of an interracial baby with an African-American GI -- was a maverick figure, particularly…
Shady - Kashikoi inu wa hoezuni warau
Winner of the Entertainment Award at the PIA Film Festival, Ryohei Watanabe's acclaimed debut film tells the tale of a dark relationship between two very different girls. Misa Kumada, known as 'Pooh,' is lonely and unpopular at school, and from…
Fly Me to Minami - Koi suru minami
This intimate and touching tale of two intersecting, international love affairs in Osaka is both dramatic and comic. When busy fashion editor Sherine loses her photographer just before a big holiday photo-shoot in Osaka's fashionable Minami shopping district, she hires…
Emperor's Naked Army Marches On - A Japanese WWII Veteran Accuses Former Military Officers of War Crimes
This absorbing documentary follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a Japanese veteran of World War II, as he attempts to seek justice -- and vengeance -- for the unexplained deaths of several soldiers within his unit. Through meticulous research, he tracks down former…
Summer on The Frontline
When the great earthquake of 2012 destroys his high school's filmmaking equipment, Keisuke, 15, looks forward to a dull summer. Luckily a man who lives in a small Chinese village has unexpectedly donated new equipment along with an invitation to…
A Dedicated Life (Zenshin Shosetsuka) - Portrait of Japanese Author Mitsuharu Inoue
Venerated filmmaker Kazou Hara trains his lens on author Mitsuharu Inoue whose sociopolitical novel Chi No Mure (Apart From Life) earned high praise from literary critics. This compelling documentary follows the author as he copes with terminal cancer. From Inoue's…
Flashback Memories - A Musician Copes with a Brain Injury
Following a traumatic car crash, GOMA -- a famous Japanese didgeridoo artist -- was left without memories of his beloved instrument. FLASHBACK MEMORIES (Furasshubakku memorizu) chronicles GOMA's rehabilitation and his relationship with his family as he recovers from his traumatic…