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Cafe Funiculi Funicula

(コーヒーが冷めないうちに)

 
Synopsis:

Based on a pair of best-selling novels by playwright-turned-author Toshikazu Kawaguchi,Café Funiculi Funicula stars teen idols Kasumi Arimura (I Am a Hero) and Kentaro Ito (My Teacher) in a fantastical story about a coffee shop that can let customers travel back in time of their choice.

Café Funiculi Funicula is a coffee shop where Kazu Tokita (Kasumi Arimura) works. There is a mysterious urban legend about this shop.When you sit at a certain table here, you can go back in time to any point you choose in the past. But there are also some uncompromising rulesthat the customers must follow.

As usual, the coffee shop is visited by its regular customers and new ones drawn there by their curiosity about the mysterious rumor. Fumiko Kiyokawa(Haru), a businesswoman in her late 20s who is skeptical about the rumor but goes anyway. Kayo Takateand Yasunori Fusaki, regulars who seem to have some secrets. Yaeko Hirai, who evades her little sister for some reason. The mysterious woman, the customer who is always seated first at the table that takes you back in time.An then there is Ryosuke Shintani(Kentaro Ito), who starts falling for Kazu Tokita. Kazu, the only person who can brew the coffee that takes you back in time, is prompted by Ryosuke to face her own secret past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kasumi Arimura, Haru, Kentaro Ito

Director: Ayuko Tsukahara
Duration (min) :

116min (tbc), Th

Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Fantasy

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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My Teacher, My Love

(センセイ君主)

 
Synopsis:

Based on manga series “Sensei Kunshu” by Momoko Koda, director Sho Tsukikawa, from 2017’s smash hit “Let Me Eat Your Pancreas”, brings another hit romantic comedy to the big screen. Teen idol Minami Hamabe (Ajin:Demi-Human) plays a high school student who has a crush with her substitute teacher played by Ryoma Takeuchi (Kamen Rider Drive).

16-year old Ayuha (Minami Hamabe)is an honest and hardworking high school student, who doesn’t have much luck in love. One day, she encounters a tall and handsome guy (Ryoma Takeuchi) in a restaurant when she is short of cash. The guy willingly settles the bill for her. The next day, she comes across the guy at school and finds out that he is her new substitute teacher named Yoshitaka.Ayuhanow believes thatYoshitakais her soulmate and fate has brought him to her. She keeps expressing her feelings to him again and againwithout any success. Heshrugs it off with a laugh.

Yoshitakamay be a brilliant mathematician, but heis definitelyan idiot.Will Ayuha’slove reach his mindat the end?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Ryoma Takeuchi, Minami Hamabe

Director: Sho Tsukikawa
Duration (min) :

104min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Romance, Comedy

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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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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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