Remain in Twilight, Beautiful Lure – A Modern Tale of “Painted Skin”, Gekijouban Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Jiko Bukken Geinin 2, Ura Zokki, The Grapes of Joy Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

The Real Thing Tsuji (Win Morisaki) and Minako (Akari Fukunaga)

I hope you are all well.

The latest episode of thee Heroic Purgatory Asian Cinema Podcast is out and on it I talked with John about the Chloe Zhao film Nomadland. Please have a listen if you have the time! The next episode will be dedicated to the Takeshi Kitano film Hana-bi

This week I posted about the Hawaii International Film Festival’s J-Fest programme which is now online for viewers in the US. I also posted a review of Koji Fukada’s drama The Real Thing.

This is part one of a two-part trailer post.

What is released this weekend?

At least one film that was pushed back from its original release due to the State of Emergency. Remain in Twilight was supposed to have come out at the end of April along with Kakegurui the Movie: Zettai Zetsumei Russian Roulette but with cinemas shuttering it was moved to May. The State of Emergency was extended as Covid-19 cases have risen to scary levels and so some cinemas remain shut. No sign of Kekgurui‘s release (unless I missed something).  

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