SANGUIVOROUS A young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires. When with her boyfriend, she struggles to control her peculiar appetite. But it’s in her blood...

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

SHADY 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 "Idol is Dead" brings together the campiness of Japanese indie films but also the crazy and exciting vibe from the idol group Brand-New idol Society (BiS).

NORIKO'S DINNER TABLE (Noriko no Shokutaku) is Japanese director Sion Sono's prequel/sequel to his cult hit SUICIDE CLUB.

TAKING FATHER HOME With little more than a pair of geese in a basket and the clothes on his back, Xu Yun, a determined 17-year old boy from rural Szechwan, China journeys to the big city to find his father, who left home six years previously and has not been heard from since. Shot without the consent of the Chinese government, Ying Liang's Taking Father Home, depicts on a poignantly human scale the consequences of rapid industrialization.

DEAR PYONGYANG 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.

LONG DREAMIn this surreal horror flick by director Higuchinsky ("Uzumaki"), a doctor is perplexed by a patient who's terrified of going to sleep. Each night, the patient's dreams grow longer and more frightening, eventually taking a toll on his body and ravaging his mind. Believing that these long dreams hold the secret to immortality, the doctor experiments in a nightmarish descent into madness.

Based on the manga "Nagai Yume" by master horror comic book writer Junji Ito.


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