NEW WORLD (SHINSEKAI STORY)
Coco, a rich Beijing party girl, is bored with her boyfriend, her giggly friends - her whole frivolous life. Looking for a getaway, she books a trip to Osaka, Japan where she's heard they celebrate Christmas with heartwarming nostalgia. Coco arrives at the hotel recommended by a friend and is shocked to see that it's located in Shinsekai, Osaka's crime-ridden underbelly of poverty, vice and color. Starring: Shike, Takeru Ogawa.
She was the star of her erotica writers’ group. He was the group’s newest member. When she discovers that he knows nothing about writing and even less about sex, she decides to teach him—everything. An erotic comedy written & directed by Japan’s leading new female director, Yuki Tanada.
Winner of the Entertainment Award at the PIA Film Festival, Ryohei Watanabe's debut film tells the tale of a dark relationship between two very different girls.
IDOL IS DEAD
Yukihiro Kato's musical horror comedy brings together the campiness of Japanese indie films but also the crazy and exciting vibe from the idol group Brand-New idol Society (BiS).
Directed by Higuchinsky (Uzumaki) and based on a horror manga by Junji Ito, Long Dream tells the story of a patient who checks himself into the hospital because he sleeps too much and can't tell what's real life and what's just a dream. Or a nightmare... In Japanese with English and Spanish subtitles.
NORIKO'S DINNER TABLE is Japanese poet and filmmaker Sion Sono's semi-sequel to his 2001 cult hit Suicide Club. Utilizing a fragmented and non-linear structure, the film depicts a world in which characters only find their true selves by abandoning their identities. In Japanese with English subtitles.
A young girl's father sends her three brothers from Japan to a live permanently in a homeland foreign to them—North Korea. In this autobiographical documentary spanning ten years, the daughter left behind, filmmaker Yonghi Yang, struggles to understand why her loving father would destroy his family out of political loyalty to an isolated and enigmatic regime.