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Titles from Japan

ART OF THE SHORT FILM

ART OF THE SHORT FILM

Includes 3 Academy Award nominated shorts!
HOSPITALITE

HOSPITALITE

Directed by Koji Fukuda
  • YEAR 10 - FILM 4 / 
  • Japan / 
  • 2009 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 95 min
Winner - Best Independent Debut - Tokyo Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival

"Brilliant storytelling...undeniable artistry!"
- Chris Cabin, Slant

"A marvelous tension between a prim comedy of manners and unbridled slapstick."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"This entertaining and engrossing movie plays like a chess game between director and viewers."
- Janos Gereben, San Francisco Examiner
KEY OF LIFE

KEY OF LIFE

Directed by Kenji Uchida
  • YEAR 11 - FILM 8 / 
  • Japan / 
  • 2012 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 128 min
Winner - Golden Orchid Award - Hawaii Int'l Film Festival
Winner - Best Actor - CAIFF Slate Awards

"Breezy rhythm, witty dialogue and excellent thesping chemistry...a chessboard of ingenious subplots!"
- Maggie Lee, Variety

"Intelligent, amusing, and casually touching."
- Kong Rithdee, Cinema Scope

"Sweet, satisfying and very funny!"
- Beyondasiaphilia
MT. HEAD aka ATAMA YAMA

MT. HEAD aka ATAMA YAMA

Directed by Koji Yamamura
  • Japan / 
  • 2002 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 10 min
WHO'S CAMUS ANYWAY

WHO'S CAMUS ANYWAY

Directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi
  • YEAR 4 - FILM 8 / 
  • Japan / 
  • 2005 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 115 min
Winner - Best Film - Tokyo Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)