One of the Japanese film world’s foremost figures, Yoji Yamada, returns to the screen with his latest masterwork, based on the novel “Kinema no Kamisama” by popular multiple prize-winning novelist Maha Harada. This deeply personal work of literature, inspired by Harada’s own family and experiences, is being adapted by Yamada into a sublime work of cinema, focusing on a theme that has become synonymous with long-established film studio Shochiku through the ages: family.
Doubt everything you see during the film’s 119 minutes. Fiction or reality? You are the protagonist solving the mystery.
And so, a murder occurs on the ten-year anniversary...
A string of murders by starvation. Hidden behind the bizarre case is a tragic truth, complexly intertwined with crime, punishment, and justice.
1997 marked the release of director Vincenzo Natali’s “Cube,” a forerunner of the close-quarters suspense genre. Today, the film boasts an enduring cult following around the world. This autumn, an array of Japan’s foremost acting talent will feature in the first-ever remake of “Cube” to receive the blessing of Natali himself.
A story written by Seiko Tanabe, which was adapted into live-action film in 2003, will come back to theaters as a full-length animation film. Studio bones and the talented staff will deliver an impressive character portrayal using animation expression techniques to tell the young and exciting love story of Josee, as she struggles to cope with life in a wheelchair.
The digitally remastered “A Hen in the Wind” directed by Yasujiro OZU, starring Kinuyo Tanaka and Shuji Sano h […]