Japan

Anatahan

NEW RESTORATION!  Inspired by an actual event during WWII, Josef von Sternberg's Anat...

Apartment 1303

After moving into her first apartment, Sayaka invites her friends to come over and celebrate. During...

Arakimentari

Nobuyoshi Araki is Japan's most famous and notorious photographer. In a culture where complete femal...

Caterpillar

Set during the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Caterpillar tells the story of a Japanese soldi...

Maborosi

After the sudden, self-inflicted death of her husband, a young mother (Makiko Esumi) remarries and m...

Mountains May Depart

Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with Mountains May Depart. At once an intimate drama ...

Pray

Down on their luck and desperate for money to buy drugs, Mitsuru (Tetsuji Tamayama) and Maki (Asami ...

Ramen Heads

Ramen Heads follows Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, as he reveals every single s...

Hard Romanticker

Based on director Gu Su-yeon's autobiographical novel, Hard Romanticker is a spectacularly violent g...

3 Seconds Before Explosion

A lightning-paced 60’s crime film from Japan’s Nikkatsu Studios, Three Seconds to Explo...

Sweet Bean

Sweet Bean is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Mas...

Sushi: The Global Catch

In this meticulously researched documentary, filmmaker Mark Hall traces the origins of sushi in Japa...

George: The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus

George- The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus is a feature documentary as mercurial as its subject...

On the Adamant

Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, this affecting, enlightening documentary from...

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

Assigned a standard Yakuza film in the hardboiled vein pioneered at Japan’s famed Nikkatsu Stu...

Tokyo Pop

Bleach-blonde wannabe rocker Wendy (Carrie Hamilton) is disillusioned with her life in New York City...

United Red Army

In his epic film United Red Army, Japanese auteur Koji Wakamatsu brilliantly depicts the most troubl...

Village of Dreams

Known to everyone in their idyllic Japanese village as “the brats,” twin brothers Yukihi...

Cops vs. Thugs

In his 1975 masterpiece Cops vs. Thugs, director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale) paints a dynamic p...

Wife of a Spy

Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at...

Zen for Nothing

ZEN FOR NOTHING is a masterly immersion into life at a Japanese Zen monastery over three seasons. Sw...

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