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SHOWING 23 FILMS FROM JAPAN

UNDERWATER LOVE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Shinji Imaoka
  • Country: Germany, Japan
A spectacle of songs and sex that is at once zany and erotic, Underwater Love puts an unforgettable new spin on the Japanese tradition of softcore "pink" films. Asuka has an easy life with her doting fiancé—but everything's about to change when she discovers her childhood friend has been reborn as a folkloric water sprite, and she decides to take him home…. With music by Stereo Total and cinematography by frequent Wong Kar-wai DP Christopher Doyle. |Read More
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ZATOICHI

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Country: Japan
A stunning revival of one of the iconic characters of Japanese popular culture -- Zatoichi, the blind masseur sworn to defend the innocent. Violent showdowns ensue when Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. In Japanese auteur Kitano's first period film, stylistically choreographed swordplay mixes with a multi-layered story, creating a powerful, wild romp. |Read More

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