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A displaced post-war gangster relocates to Okinawa where the conditions of the occupation are stil very much in play in Fukasaku’s proto-jitsuroku yakuza drama
A naive young couple’s desire to marry is frustrated by the revelation their parents were once lovers in Hsin’s delightful screwball rom-com
In-person at Lincoln Center & SVA Theatre and online across the US Aug. 6 – 22
Jia Zhangke charts the history of rural China in the 20th century through the stories of a series of authors from differing generations
An intensely noble gangster attempts to preserve yakuza idealism in the turbulence of the mid-20th century in Kosaku Yamashita’s ninkyo eiga throwback
A privileged young man begins to understand the divisive effects of inequality after taking over the family business in Ozu’s wistful student drama
Following her over a period of 17 years, Jia charts the frustrated attempts of a transgender woman to find love and acceptance in a rigid and conservative soceity
Streaming in Canada Aug. 5 to 25.
A former burglar finds himself conflicted on realising only he can prevent a miscarriage of justice in Satsuo Yamamoto’s ironic tale of post-war moral confusion
Runs at BFI Southbank and Genesis Cinema 15th to 25th July
An emotionally arrested journalist begins to reconnect with the past through wartime stories of Nagaoka in Obayashi’s compassionate plea for a kinder future
A romantic exile meanders through an internet free corner of Taipei in Chen & Wei’s all-female adaptation of the Shakespeare play.
An illegal taxi driver searches for possibility in contemporary Kuala Lumpur in Muzzamer Rahman’s empathetic social drama
Junichi Okada returns as the hitman with a no kill mission in Kan Eguchi’s action comedy sequel
The nerdy heir to a tonkatsu restaurant finds his heaven on the dance floor in a surprisingly wholesome turn from Ken Ninomiya
An ambitious young man seduced by the lifestyle of the rich and famous is pulled into a nexus of sex and crime in Lamangan’s “sequel” to the Lino…
Online and in Udine 24th June to 2nd July
A burned spy turned hitman makes a bid for redemption when his daughter is kidnapped but finds only futility in Hong’s moody pulp noir
The extras reclaim the frame in Sion Sono’s anarchic advocation for the jishu life.
An impromptu going away party descends into a psychedelic rave of death and rebirth in Yamamoto’s defiantly surreal nighttime odyssey
Online and at various locations in Neuchâtel 2nd to 10th July.
A struggling actor finds himself thinking back on memories of a larger than life high school friend in Uchiyama’s melancholy youth drama
Neo Sora & Laura Liverani’s empathetic documentary explores the place of the Ainu in contemporary Japanese society as they strive to preserve their culture
The sudden appearance of mysterious creatures provokes a series of responses in an increasingly disconnected society in Ugana’s elegantly composed sci-fi drama