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  Osugi (Lily Franky) is a placid TV weather forecaster oblivious to his decreasing popularity and growing irrelevance. But when he’s hit by bright lights and wakes up in a field after several hours of missing time, he realises he’s a Martian emissary from the League of Solar Planets. Rediscovering...
  A Double Life is a deeply contemplative film that examines the nature of intimacy, privacy and vulnerability in personal relationships. Yoshiyuki Kishi, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, directs his first feature-length film and takes inspiration from French artist Sophie Calle’s work following strangers, where she tails people for the pleasure...
  In Kokone Morikawa’s dreams she is the sorcerer princess Ancien who, with the aid of a magic tablet, can bring inanimate objects—from her adorable toy dog Joy to flying cars—to life in a kingdom called Heartland. But her magic tablet is taken away, and she must retrieve it to...
  21-year-old Kyoko (Ami Tomite, Love and Other Cults) is an emerging artist brimming with self-confidence and entitlement. Not unlike othe creatives, she often falls into a slump and takes her frustration out on her 36-year-old assistant, Noriko. Kyoko behaves like a queen and nonchalantly humiliates Noriko with demeaning, often...
  Phase 1: Information Gathering. Three aliens seize the bodies and memories of three people in the outskirts of Tokyo in order to gather intel on humans. They must decode our language, by connecting words to concepts they symbolise, before they can start an invasion. In an age overflowing with...
  It’s a relationship as dysfunctional as they come. Towako is a despicable woman—living with a man 15 years her senior, she spends all his meagre earnings while simultaneously treating him like a worthless slug. Jinji is a sprightly and dedicated man. Infatuated with Towako since first laying eyes on...
  Fifth-grader Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) lives a chaotic life with her mother Hiromi (Mimura) in a messy apartment with overflowing trash cans. One day Hiromi abandons Tomo to chase after a man. Finding herself all alone, Tomo heads for the home of her uncle Makio (Kenta Kiritani). This isn’t the...
  Unmarried, no kids, not even a boyfriend. Nothing appears to be going according to plan for 28 year old makeup artist Aoko, who is discouraged by her senile, often demanding clientele and dumped by her boyfriend in a restaurant where men normally propose to their partners. Leaving her chaotic...
  Dear Etranger is a frank and humane portrait of step-families, one fraught with misunderstanding and emotional challenges. Shinichi is a model father to his family, always quick to leave the office to spend time with his two step-daughters Kaoru and Eri. He never misses a catch-up day with his...
  Senko Ikenobo, a joyful young monk, shows virtuoso talent with his astonishingly beautiful but unusual ikebana (flower arrangements). When he is promoted to head monk, the pressures of leadership weighs down on the free-spirited Senko. However, it was through a chance meeting with the austere tea master Rikyu that...
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