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SHOWING 23 FILMS FROM JAPAN
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ODAYAKA

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Nobuteru Uchida
  • Country: Japan
The Great East Japan Earthquake has just struck, the waters of the ensuing tsunami finally rolling back into the sea. In the comparative safety of Tokyo, two wives and a child living in the same apartment building have nothing to do but wait for their husbands’ return. Nobuteru Uchida finds a striking emotional core to the shock of March 11, 2011, crafting a tender and intelligent narrative on the internal effects of an unspeakable national tragedy. |Read More
Drama
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PREMONITION

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: Japan
This Japanese horror film was created by a director of one of the influential original Ring films. This time the malevolent maguffin is not vicious videotape, but a mysterious newspaper that predicts deaths, beginning with the daughter of the story's protagonist. Premonition is based on a popular Japanese manga (comic book). |Read More
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QUILL

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: Japan
This feature follows a golden retriever's service-filled odyssey from birth to working guide dog. Quill is assigned to Mr. Watanabe, who initially rebuffs being led by a canine. But the puppy shines in repeated tests of diligence and concentration, and eventually wins over his master the same as he charms us. Sai directs his leading mutt impressively, creating a heartfelt tale of companionship. In Japanese with English subtitles (Ages 7+) |Read More
Drama
Recollections pubs

RECOLLECTIONS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Nathanael Carton
  • Country: Japan
In Yamamoto, Japan, eighteen months after the Tohoku disaster, survivors left with nothing hold onto their existence through pictures found and restored from the tsunami debris. |Read More
Drama, Documentary
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STILL WALKING

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Country: Japan
Years of tension kept barely below the surface threaten to run over when two middle-aged children visit their elderly parents on the 15th anniversary of their older brother's accidental death. Patient, real-time pacing and a delightfully muted wit from the curmudgeonly old-timers highlight acclaimed director Kore-eda's (Nobody Knows) domestic drama. |Read More
Drama

TETSUO THE BULLET MAN

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 71 minutes
  • Directed By: Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Country: Japan
More than 20 years after he used 16mm to prove himself worthy of a cult following with Tetsuo, The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto is back with another frenetic, hyperbolic experience (this time in English). This slick, modernized third installation of the Tetsuo series—shown here in the final director's cut for the first time—continues to challenge ideas of man and machine… and the trouble that ensues when the two become one. |Read More
Action, Science Fiction

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