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).