Kikoenakatta Ano Hi, That Day I Couldn’t Hear, Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu, Redline, Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

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Welcome to the third and final trailer post of this week.

Here are links to PART ONE and PART TWO of the trailer post.

What are the final films released this weekend?

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March Comes in Like a Lion, Pornographer: Playback, Under the Turquoise Sky, You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, everyone.

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Welcome to the second trailer post of the week.

You can find the first one here.

What else is released this weekend?

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Aristocrats, Face Forward, GET OVER JAM Project THE MOVIE, Samete Maboroshi, Explosive Cooking Every Day, Madotachi Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

Colorless Yuka Tanaka (Ruka Ishikawa) and Shuji Oyamada (Daichi Kaneko) 2

I hope you are all well!

This week, I watched more Shohei Imamura films in preparation for a podcast. I also watched a bunch of Ryutaro Nakagawa films like Mio on the ShoreSummer Blooms, and Silent Rain. I also watched Eriko Pretended. The last four are on Amazon Prime. I’m transitioning to Osaka Asian Film Festival titles now. You can see the full programme here. I hope you take a look because I wrote the English-language synopses! I had a blast doing it. I’m still doing work for the festival.

This week I posted a review for the film Colorless.

This trailer post will be split into three parts. This is the first.

So, what is released in Japan this weekend?

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colorless 猿楽町で会いましょう Dir: Takashi Koyama (2020)

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猿楽町で会いましょう  Sarugakuchou de aimashou

Release Date: 2021

Duration: 122 mins.

Director: Takashi Koyama

Writer: Takashi Koyama, Yu Shibuya (Screenplay), 

Starring: Ruka Ishikawa, Daichi Kaneko, Shuntaro Yanagi, Sakurako Konishi, Ikuma Nagatomo, Hitoe Ookubo,

Website IMDB

colorless is the directorial debut of Takashi Koyama. He adapted the winner of 2018’s Unfinished Movie Trailer Grand Prix MI-CAN, a competition where filmmaker’s can win a cash prize based on a trailer around 3 minutes. He makes a tragic love story involving two people who are drawn to Shibuya’s fashion culture. The resulting story is cynical, slightly cliched but lifted by the performers while the technicals convey the glitz and glamour of the district.    

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Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger the Movie: Red Battle! All Sentai Rally!!, Peaceful Death, Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Special Chapter: Memory of Soulmates, Mashin Sentai Kiramager The Movie: Bee-Bop Dream, A Collection of Short Stories, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, again!

Beneath the Shadow Ryuhei Matsuda and Gou Ayano 3

I hope you are feeling good.

This is the second of this week’s trailer post. It follows on from this one. Yesterday evening I watched The Shape of Red (2020) and this morning I watched Summer Bloom (2018).

What else was released this weekend?

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The Murders of Oiso, In Those Days, Liar x Liar, The Pledge to Megumi, Shin Dekotora no Shu: Eagle Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!

We’re back for more movies!

This week I posted a review for the “Kengo Kora plays a stalker” film Under Your Bed and I wrote about the Japanese films at the Berlin International Film Festival. I watched a grip of films, including Romance DollColorless, and Shohei Imamura’s The Eel because I will be recording the first episode of the second season of Heroic Purgatory soon.

What is released this weekend?

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Japanese Films at the Berlin International Film Festival 2021

 

Like Rotterdam earlier this month, the Berlin International Film Festival has had to change its format due to Covid-19 and so it launches in two sections. From the website:

From March 1 to 5, 2021, the 71st Berlinale is being launched with an Industry Event (European Film MarketBerlinale Co-Production MarketBerlinale Talents and Word Cinema Fund) for film professionals and accredited representatives of the press. All Industry Event activities will take place online.
Information on Participating in the Industry Event
Selected events from Berlinale Talents (talks and live workshops) and the World Cinema Fund (WCF Day) will be accessible online to the general public. The respective programmes will be published in mid-February.

From June 9 to 20, 2021, the Summer Special will give the general public the opportunity to see the majority of the 2021 selected films in Berlin cinemas in the presence of the filmmakers. The opening of the Summer Special will be celebrated with a gala event on June 9.

Check this festival page just before the Summer Special to see what will be screened in cinemas. I’ll update this post if more films are added.

What are the Japanese films programmed so far?

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Under Your Bed アンダー・ユア・ベッド (2019) Dir: Mari Asato

Under Your Bed   Under Your Bed Film Poster

アンダー・ユア・ベッド Anda- Yua Beddo

Release Date: July 19th, 2019

Duration: 98 mins.

Director: MarAsato

Writer: Tatsuya Ishii (Screenplay), Kei Ohishi (Novel)

Starring: Kengo Kora, Kanako Nishikawa, Kenichi Abe, Ryosuke Miyake, Yugo Mikawa,

Website IMDB

Handsome leading man Kengo Kora takes on a daring role in this film as he portrays a stalker who, when we first meet him, is living the dream the title suggests as he is under a bed. Not yours, but his target’s bed. However this movie directed by horror specialist Mari Asato subverts the idea of who the threat is as the peeping tom who prowls around a young woman’s home is the least frightening person lurking there.

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A Long Journey, The Guard From Underground, The New Prince of Tennis: Hyotei vs Rikkai Game of Future, A Neat Town Doctor Trailers

 

Happy Sunday!

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I’m almost at the end of a big writing project. One last push today!

What are the final films released this weekend?

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First Love, Tsunagare Radio Our Rainy Days, Princess Principal: Crown Handler 1, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Saturday!

Dreams on Fire 2021 Film Image

I hope you are well.

Following on from yesterday’s trailer post, this is part two! Part three comes tomorrow.

What else is released this weekend?

Continue reading “First Love, Tsunagare Radio Our Rainy Days, Princess Principal: Crown Handler 1, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion Japanese Film Trailers”