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Featured image for Ode to the Spring (没有一个春天不会来临,  Zhou Nan, Zhang Chi, Dong Yue, Tian Yusheng, Rao Xiaozhi, 2022)Background image for Ode to the Spring (没有一个春天不会来临,  Zhou Nan, Zhang Chi, Dong Yue, Tian Yusheng, Rao Xiaozhi, 2022)

Ode to the Spring (没有一个春天不会来临, Zhou Nan, Zhang Chi, Dong Yue, Tian Yusheng, Rao Xiaozhi, 2022)

With an all star cast and five top directors, Ode to the Spring celebrates the efforts of frontline workers in Wuhan during the pandemic.

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Life Without Principle (奪命金, Johnnie To, 2011)

A conflicted bank clerk, a prudent policeman, and an earnest triad are swept into a maelstrom of chaos and confusion amid the 2008 Financial Crisis in Johnnie To’s…

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Embalming (EM エンバーミング, Shinji Aoyama, 1999)

An embalmer is forced to reconsider her life’s work when dragged into conspiracy in Shinji Aoyama’s gruesome J-horror mystery.

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Paper City (Adrian Francis, 2021)

Adrian Francis’ documentary follows the elderly survivors of the firebombing of Tokyo still looking for recognition from their government.

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Salaryman (サラリーマン, Allegra Pacheco, 2021)

Allegra Pacheco’s wide ranging documentary examines Japan’s contemporary corporate culture through the prism of the salaryman.

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An Outlaw (ならず者, Teruo Ishii, 1964)

Ken Takakura stars as a China-based hitman dragged into local intrigue when a job goes awry in an early crime thriller from Teruo Ishii.

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I Go Gaga, Welcome Home Mom (ぼけますから、よろしくお願いします。~おかえりお母さん~, Naoko Nobutomo, 2022)

In a followup to her hugely popular documentary, Naoko Nobutomo follows her parents as her mother’s health continues to decline.

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Mr. Suzuki: A Man In God’s Country (鈴木さん, Omoi Sasaki, 2020)

An unmarried woman fearing deportation bonds with a silent amnesiac in a land where “God” has long been absent in Omoi Sasaki’s deadpan satire.

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Horror of the Wolf (狼の紋章, Masashi Matsumoto, 1973)

A traumatised werewolf is drawn into teen gang intrigue after returning to Japan in Masashi Matsumoto’s visually striking exploitation movie.

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Backlight (逆光, Ren Sudo, 2021)

A young Mishima obsessive brings a uni friend to Onomichi for the summer but struggles to express his feelings in Ren Sudo’s poetic indie drama.

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Target (標的, Shinji Nishijima, 2021)

Shinji Nishijima’s documentary follows former Asahi Shimbun journalist Takashi Uemura as he continues to fight for press freedom in an increasingly authoritarian Japan.

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Samurai Kids (水の旅人-侍KIDS-, Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1993)

A small boy grows closer to the natural world while guiding a tiny samurai on his journey to the sea in Nobuhiko Obayashi’s charming family adventure.

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A Madder Red (茜色に焼かれる, Yuya Ishii, 2021)

A single mother and her son face the myriad injustices of the modern society with dignity and grace in Yuya Ishii’s quietly seething pandemic-era social drama.

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Featured image for YU-GEKI~side story of “Love’s Twisting Path”~ (遊撃 -「多十郎殉愛記」外伝-,Tatsuya Matsubara, 2021)Background image for YU-GEKI~side story of “Love’s Twisting Path”~ (遊撃 -「多十郎殉愛記」外伝-,Tatsuya Matsubara, 2021)

YU-GEKI~side story of “Love’s Twisting Path”~ (遊撃 -「多十郎殉愛記」外伝-,Tatsuya Matsubara, 2021)

Tatsuya Matsubara’s wide raging documentary explores the career of legendary director Sadao Nakajima as he steps back into the director’s chair after 20 years away on Love’s Twist…

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Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (春江水暖, Gu Xiaogang, 2019)

Intergenerational conflict and familial strife unfold in the manner of a scroll painting in Gu Xiaogang’s beautifully lensed social drama.

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Ring Wandering (リング・ワンダリング, Masakazu Kaneko, 2021)

A young man chasing the Japanese wolf uncovers the buried history of the traumatic past in Masakazu Kaneko’s poetic drama.

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Drifted in Life (流水无尽, Shen Lianlian, 2021)

A freak accident in a bathhouse destabilises the lives of an ordinary family in Shen Lianlian’s indie drama.

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House on Fire (火宅の人, Kinji Fukasaku, 1986)

An anxious writer fears collapse under the weight of fatherhood in Kinji Fuksaku’s adaptation of the autobiographical novel of Kazuo Dan.

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Featured image for Ip Man: The Awakening (叶问宗师觉醒, Zhang Zhulin & Li Xijie, 2022)Background image for Ip Man: The Awakening (叶问宗师觉醒, Zhang Zhulin & Li Xijie, 2022)

Ip Man: The Awakening (叶问宗师觉醒, Zhang Zhulin & Li Xijie, 2022)

Newly arrived in Hong Kong young Ip Man finds himself squaring off against a vicious human trafficking ring in Zhang Zhulin & Li Xijie’s action drama.

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Featured image for One Day, You Will Reach the Sea (やがて海へと届く, Ryutaro Nakagawa, 2022)Background image for One Day, You Will Reach the Sea (やがて海へと届く, Ryutaro Nakagawa, 2022)

One Day, You Will Reach the Sea (やがて海へと届く, Ryutaro Nakagawa, 2022)

A young woman finds a new accommodation with loss while searching for her missing friend in Ryutaro Nakagawa’s moving indie drama.

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Great Happiness (极乐点, Wang Yiao, 2020)

Three childhood friends chase success as entrepreneurs but discover happiness is an elusive concept in the modern China in Wang Yiao’s

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Parasite in Love (恋する寄生虫, Kensaku Kakimoto, 2021)

A pair of exiles from mainstream society develop a bond that allows for mutual evolution, but are their feelings genuine or the result of a love bug and…

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Wind (随风飘散, Dadren Wanggyal, 2020)

Fed up with the unfair prejudice against her, a young woman challenges the patriarchal social order of a small Tibetan village in Dadren Wanggyal’s impassioned drama.

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Featured image for Let Me Hear It Barefoot (裸足で鳴らしてみせろ, Riho Kudo, 2021)Background image for Let Me Hear It Barefoot (裸足で鳴らしてみせろ, Riho Kudo, 2021)

Let Me Hear It Barefoot (裸足で鳴らしてみせろ, Riho Kudo, 2021)

Two alienated young men struggle to identify their feelings while searching for escape from moribund small-town Japan in Riho Kudo’s indie drama.

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Chang’e (常娥, Shen Lianlian, 2021)

An embittered factory worker’s stultifying life in rural China is enlivened by a man who organises ceremonies for the dead in Shen Lianlian’s indie drama.

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Under the Stars (星の子, Tatsushi Omori, 2020)

A young woman raised by devotees of a new religion comes to question her worldview when confronted with its otherness in Tatsushi Omori’s coming-of-age drama.

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Featured image for Love Conquers All (爱情征服一切, Tan Chui Mui, 2006)Background image for Love Conquers All (爱情征服一切, Tan Chui Mui, 2006)

Love Conquers All (爱情征服一切, Tan Chui Mui, 2006)

A naive young country girl is drawn into a web of abuse and exploitation after falling for a city tough guy in Tan Chui Mui’s romantic drama.

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Featured image for The Mole Song: Final (土竜の唄 FINAL, Takashi Miike, 2021)Background image for The Mole Song: Final (土竜の唄 FINAL, Takashi Miike, 2021)

The Mole Song: Final (土竜の唄 FINAL, Takashi Miike, 2021)

Undercover cop Reiji finds himself increasingly conflicted in his mission to take down Todoroki in the final instalment of the comedic trilogy.

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One Summer (一个夏天, Yang Yishu, 2015)

A wife is sent on a kafkaesque quest when her husband is taken away by a knock in the night in Yang Yishu’s social drama.

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The End of the Pale Hour (明け方の若者たち, Hana Matsumoto, 2021)

Dejected youngsters flounder amid the ruins of the salaryman dream in Hana Matsumoto’s youthful drama.

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The Ark (方舟, Wei Dan, 2020)

An elderly woman suffering with a non-Covid medical condition is cared for by her children and grandchildren in Wei Dan’s documentary.

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Featured image for The Sunday Runoff (決戦は日曜日, Yuichiro Sakashita, 2021)Background image for The Sunday Runoff (決戦は日曜日, Yuichiro Sakashita, 2021)

The Sunday Runoff (決戦は日曜日, Yuichiro Sakashita, 2021)

A naive woman asked to stand for political office in her father’s place finds herself conflicted by the depth of corruption she discovers in Yuichiro Sakashita’s political satire.

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Featured image for Black Tide Coast (在黑潮汹涌的海岸, Wang Mingduan, 2020)Background image for Black Tide Coast (在黑潮汹涌的海岸, Wang Mingduan, 2020)

Black Tide Coast (在黑潮汹涌的海岸, Wang Mingduan, 2020)

A lovelorn young woman travels the coast hoping to get a response from the sea in Wang Mingduan’s beguiling indie drama.

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Popran (ポプラン, Shinichiro Ueda, 2022)

A self-involved CEO gets a course correction when his genitals suddenly decide to leave him in Shinichiro Ueda’s surreal morality tale

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Any Crybabies Around? (泣く子はいねぇが, Takuma Sato, 2020)

An immature young man abandons his family after becoming disgrace but discovers on his return there may be some bonds you can’t repair in Takuma Sato’s paternity drama.

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Asia is One (アジアはひとつ, NDU, 1973)

The Nippon Documentarist Union explore the destructive legacies of imperialism and exploitation through the stories of migrant workers in the Okinawan islands.

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Featured image for Yes or No (Yes or No อยากรัก ก็รักเลย, Saratswadee Wongsomphet, 2010)Background image for Yes or No (Yes or No อยากรัก ก็รักเลย, Saratswadee Wongsomphet, 2010)

Yes or No (Yes or No อยากรัก ก็รักเลย, Saratswadee Wongsomphet, 2010)

A conservative young woman is confused by her feelings for her tomboyish uni roommate in Saratswadee Wongsomphet’s romantic dramedy.

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Love of Siam (รักแห่งสยาม, Chookiat Sakveerakul, 2007)

Childhood friends meet again after 10 years and struggle to accept their feelings for each other while battling a sense of loss and displacement in Chookiat Sakveerakul’s melancholy…

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Featured image for What She Likes (彼女が好きなものは, Shogo Kusano, 2021)Background image for What She Likes (彼女が好きなものは, Shogo Kusano, 2021)

What She Likes (彼女が好きなものは, Shogo Kusano, 2021)

A young guy struggling with his sexuality bonds with a young woman embarrassed beyond belief by her love for BL in Shogo Kusano’s high school drama

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Featured image for Motoshinkakarannu (沖縄エロス外伝 モトシンカカランヌー, NDU, 1971)Background image for Motoshinkakarannu (沖縄エロス外伝 モトシンカカランヌー, NDU, 1971)

Motoshinkakarannu (沖縄エロス外伝 モトシンカカランヌー, NDU, 1971)

The Nihon Documentarist Union visits Okinawa on the brink of its reversion and capture a sense of anxiety of those caught at a moment of transition.

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Featured image for East Palace, West Palace (东宫西宫, Zhang Yuan, 1996)Background image for East Palace, West Palace (东宫西宫, Zhang Yuan, 1996)

East Palace, West Palace (东宫西宫, Zhang Yuan, 1996)

A gay travel writer finds liberation in submission while turning the tables on authoritarian power in Zhang Yuan’s beguiling drama.

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Featured image for Boonie Bears: Back to Earth (熊出没·重返地球, Lin Huida, 2022)Background image for Boonie Bears: Back to Earth (熊出没·重返地球, Lin Huida, 2022)

Boonie Bears: Back to Earth (熊出没·重返地球, Lin Huida, 2022)

Fun-loving woodland bear Bramble gets the chance to become the hero he always wanted to be after teaming up with an alien cat in the latest outing for…

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A Distant Place (정말 먼 곳, Park Kun-young, 2020)

A man on the run from himself finds his attempt to live quietly in the mountains disrupted by the resurfacing of his estranged sister in Park Kun-young’s LGBTQ+…

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Being Mortal (来处是归途, Liu Ze, 2020)

A young woman finds herself conflicted after returning home to care for her elderly father in Liu Ze’s poignant social drama.

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Two Wives (妻二人, Yasuzo Masumura, 1967)

A conflicted social climber becomes disillusioned with his comfortable life on reencountering his uni girlfriend in Yasuzo Masumura’s dark mystery drama.

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The Blue Hour (อนธการ, Anucha Boonyawatana, 2015)

Reality and fantasy begin to blur for a young man rejected by his family and persecuted by a society he feels has no place for him in Anucha…

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