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Killing for the Prosecution

(検察側の罪人)

 
Synopsis:

This powerful legal drama, which is an adaptation of a 2013 novel by Shusuke Shizukui, probes deeply the perennial question of exactly ‘What is justice?’. Directed and written by Masato Harada (The Emperor in August), who is known to international audiences for acting appearances in The Last Samuraiand Fearless,the film stars two of Japan’s most talented leading men, Takuya Kimura (Hero) and Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters from Iwo Jima).

Two public prosecutors, one a veteran named Mogami (Kimura) and the other a young talent, Okino (Ninomiya), are both assigned to a murder case involving a suspect that Mogami once let get away. As Mogami relentlessly pursues a conviction of the suspect, a rift gradually opens between him and Okino, who harbours doubts about the case, before leading eventually to a full rupture in their relationship over their respective ideas of justice.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Takuya Kimura, Kazunari Ninomiya

Director: Masato Harada
Duration (min) :

122min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Mystery

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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One Cut of the Dead 

(カメラを止めるな!)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
2018 Japan FilmFest Hamburg
2018 Nippon Connection Film Festival
2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2018 The Mt. Fuji - Atami Film & VR Festival
2018 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 New York Asian Film Festival
2018 BiFan - Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 Batsu Film Festival
2018 Popcorn Frights Film Festival
2018 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
2018 FrightFest London
2018 MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
2018 Berlin Fantasy Filmfest
2018 Athens Film Festival
2018 Austin Fantastic Fest                                                           2018 Camera Japan Festival                                                               2018 Vancouver International Film Festival
2018 Adelaide Film Festival
2018 TOHorror Film Fest
2018 Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
2018 Dead of Night - Hull Horror Film Festival
2018 IFI Horrorthon
2018 Tokyo International Film Festival
2018 Ithaca Fantastik
2018 Leeds International Film Festival
2018 Hawaii Film Festival
2018 Japanese Film Festival, Sydney
2018 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2018 Singapore International Film Festival
2018 Fantasia Film Festival- Official Selection
2018 Sitges Film Festival- Official Selection

Nominations:
2018 Udine Far East Film Festival- Audience Award
Awards:
2018 Austin Fantastic Fest- Best Film (Audience Award), Best Director (Horror Features)
2018 Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival- Best Film (International Competition)
2018 MOTELx - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Terror de Lisboa- Room Service (Audience Award)
2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival- Grand Prix (Audience Award)

 

 

 
Synopsis: Made with a low budget of 3 million yen with a cast of unknown actors, the film initially opened in a small theatre in Japan for a six day run, and went on the get wider release and grossed over 2,800 million yen with admission of over 2 million.

 

A film crew is shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned water treatment plant that was supposedly used for “human reanimation experiments” by the Japanese army. Calling the shots is frazzled director Higurashi (Takayuki Hamatsu), who’s going ballistic at lead actress Chinatsu (Yuzuki Akiyama) for flubbing 42 takes of a scene in which she’s attacked by zombiefied boyfriend Ko (Kazuaki Nagaya).

 

Soon after Higurashi storms off set and makeup lady Nao (Harumi Syuhama) steps in to comfort Chinatsu, all hell breaks loose with a real zombie outbreak. Thinking he’s hit the jackpot, a crazed Higurashi orders what’s left of his crew to keep shooting.

 

 

 



 

 
Cast:

Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Syuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya

Director: Shinichiro Ueda
Duration (min) : 96min(tbc), Th
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 

 
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Gintama 2:  Rules Are Made To Be Broken

(銀魂2 掟は破るためにこそある)

 
Synopsis:

The first Gintama film was set in the last days of the Edo Shogunate where Japan has opened its doors to aliens they call “Amanto” or “Sky People”. It crammed in all the action it possibly could from science-fiction to comedy and human drama and as a result took Japan by storm and gained the number one spot for live-action Japanese films in 2017. Now Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken is set to serve up the delights of its predecessor and is again helmed by Yuichi Fukuda (50 First Kisses) and stars Shun Oguri (Nobunaga Concerto). It debuts at No.1 spot at Japan’s weekend box office with an excellent 0.8 billion Yen!

 

The second film sees Gintoki (Oguri) and his two comrades from Odd Jobs, Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto) and Shimura (Masaki Suda) looking for employment. In their hunt for work, they cross paths with the most powerful man in Edo, Shigeshige Tokugawa (Ryo Katsuji). The three commoners nervously try to manoeuve the slippery slope of appeasing the most powerful Shogun in the nation. But it appears a conspiracy is brewing. Will Gintoki and his buddies be able to protect the city of Edo from an impending crisis?

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Shun Oguri, Kanna Hashimoto, Masaki Suda

Director: Yuichi Fukuda
Duration (min) :

135min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Action, Comedy

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MIRAI 

(未来のミライ)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 Cannes Film Festival- Directors’ Fortnight
2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival
2018 Sydney Film Festival

2018 Melbourne International Film Festival
2018 San Sebastián Film Festival
2018 London Film Festival
2018 Animation Is Film Festival
Nominations:
2018 Hamburg Film Festival- Art Cinema Award (Best Feature)
2018 Sitges- Catalonian International Film Festival Anima't Award (Best Animated Feature Film)

 

 

 
Synopsis: “MIRAI” is the long awaited Japanese animated film by director Mamoru Hosoda (“The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2006). The story is about a little boy who comes across a magical garden where he meets a mysterious girl called “Mirai” who takes him to travel to the past and the future to learn about the history of his family. Through his adventures, the little boy learns life lessons that help him to discover “family love”. The film recruits the vocal talents of Moka Kamishiraishi (“Man of the Gold Medal”, 2016) as Kun, the little boy and Haru Kuroki as the mysterious girl Mirai (“Everyday a good day’, 2018). The film was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and then was shown at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival.


Kun (Voiced by Moka Kamishiraishi), a spoiled little boy, has a new baby sister. Ever since her arrival, he misses his parents' affection and is baffled by things he has never experienced before. Then one day in the yard, he encounters a mysterious girl called Mirai (Voiced by Haru Kuroki) who calls him “brother.” Guided by Mirai, Kun travels through time into stories about his family. It is the beginning of the little big brother's big adventure.

 

 


 

 

 
Voice Cast: Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino

Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Duration (min) : 100 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical/Edited
Grade: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Asia Only

Japan

2018

 

 
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Eating Women 

(食べる女)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 (21st) Shanghai International Film Festival

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Based on the novel of the same name by Tomomi Tsutsui, director Jiro Shono’s (Time Lost, Time Found) tale of the correlation between food and dating boasts a stellar cast including Kyoko Koizumi (Tokyo Sonata) and the multi-talented singer and actress Atsuko Maeda from the phenomenally popular all-girl group AKB48.

 

A group of female friends frequently gather at an old, traditional house in Tokyo which is owned by a writer who runs a used bookstore from her home and spends her days cooking up deliciously simple dishes. The friends are eclectic to say the least: an editor trying to avoid men; a restauranteur with a dangerous addiction to young men; a wife whose husband left her simply because she can’t cook; a television producer bored with her doting boyfriend. What they all have in common, however, is a passion for good food and the joy it brings them in relieving the stresses of daily life.

 

 



 

 
Cast:

Kyôko Koizumi, Erika Sawajiri, Atsuko Maeda,

Alice Hirose, Yu Yamada, Mitsu Dan, Charlotte Kate Fox                  

Kyōka Suzuki                        

Director: Jirô Shôno
Duration (min) : 111min(tbc), Th
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018