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  Since the passing of his Australian wife, Kenji has been doing his best to bring up his only son, Josh. While he is in two minds whether to move back to Japan with Josh, Kenji starts making clumsy Japanese rice balls for his son, with the hope he will...
  San-in region in Japan is home to a remarkable group of traditional and modern craftspeople. Sydney, Australia is home to Yu Sasaki chef and business operator. In 2017 Photographer Brett Boardman travelled between workshops in San-in and inner city restaurant 'Sasaki' in Sydney, filming Yu as he narrated his...
  Satoshi: A Move For Tomorrow is a biographical film about the life of Satoshi Murayama, a talented and passionate Shogi (Japanese chess) player who died of bladder cancer at 29. Murayama developed a serious kidney infection at the age of 5, which was when he first encountered shogi as...
  Director Kiki Sugino puts a modern spin to this adaptation of the ancient Japanese folklore and ghost story Yuki-onna. Told with a non-linear storyline, Snow Woman is a slow, hypnotic film that plays out like a feverish dream sequence. One wintry evening, deep in the woods, young hunter Minokichi...
  The Suzukis are a self-indulgent family who squirm at the sight of a dead fish. When Tokyo abruptly loses all forms of electricity—clocks stop, trains halt, and purification plants stop pumping water—they find themselves trapped in a city slicker’s first world nightmare. Food and water have always been conveniently...
  Battle of Supreme High is a story of power, brimming with factions, alliances, strategy, sabotage, and dossiers of incriminating information—set not in the world of international politics but in an exclusive boys’ high school. Kaitei High, an incubator school for politicians and military, is a highly regimented place. Its...
  In a city of ten million, everyone is self-absorbed in their own routines. Entranced by the glow of their smartphones, people come and go without a passing glance at their environment. In the vast Tokyo metropolis, an uneasy loneliness and isolation pervades. Mika (Shizuka Ishibashi, Night’s Tightrope) is a...
  Yukina (Tao Tsuchiya, Library Wars: The Last Mission) has always been the go-with-the-flow type. Unknowingly—and rather frustratingly—she drifts into a second-rate university where everybody looks like a bespectacled geek. During O-Week, she meets Kei (Mahiro Takasugi; ReLIFE, Before We Vanish), a cute upperclassman who recruits her into the nerdiest...
  "Making a movie is like working on a battlefield, you know?" Reiko, an intern who has been tasked with keeping the set as quiet as possible during filming has her hands full with a screaming lady in labour and ambulance sirens to match. Lead actress Mai struggles to shoot...
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