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Pink and Gray (ピンクとグレー)
Pink and Gray starts off where most films end: movie star Gotchi slips a noose around his neck and seals his own fate. He leaves his best friend Riba...
The Long Excuse (永い言い訳)
Closing film for Melbourne and Sydney. Celebrity author Sachio and his supportive wife Natsuko have an amicable marriage that lacks passion. While Natsuko dies in a bus accident, Sachio...
The Sun (太陽)
In a post-apocalyptic world, surviving humans are divided into two: the genetically superior Nox, who live in the darkness, and the weaker Curio, who remain unevolved. The Nox have superseded...
Everest –The Summit of the Gods– (エヴェレスト 神々の山嶺)
On a hiking trip to Nepal, photographer Makoto Fukamachi happens upon a curious, old camera in a backstreet pawn shop. It’s the same make as the one last carried...
A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁)
Nanami is a timid substitute teacher working in Tokyo. Unable to find her place in life, her only solace comes through her interactions on social media. She decides to...
Chihayafuru Part 2 (ちはやふる 下の句)
Spoiler alert! After an incredible win at the Tokyo karuta tournament—an intense traditional snap card game based on classic Japanese poetry— Chihaya’s team qualifies for the national championship. However,...
The Magnificent Nine (殿、利息でござる！)
Times are tough in samurai Japan: the feudal lord’s harsh taxes are dragging an outpost town into poverty. Local merchant Juzaburo fears for the town’s future, and hatches a secret...
The Mohican Comes Home (モヒカン故郷に帰る)
Closing film for Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, and Perth. Metal-head Eikichi leaves his struggling music career to return to his family in a small island village off the coast of...
Chihayafuru Part 1 (ちはやふる 上の句)
Chihaya, Taichi and Arata are childhood friends, bound by their passion for competitive karuta (a traditional Japanese card game based on classic poetry). After Arata moves to the country,...
What a Wonderful Family! (家族はつらいよ)
Opening film for Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth. Shuzo has been married for decades but still forgets his wife Tomiko’s birthday. As an after-thought, he offers to buy her a gift...