Love Nonetheless, Ribbon, Chronicle in the Ruins, Ushiku, Deemo: Sakura no Oto, Omiya Notorious, Drifting Flowers Floating Days, Connection, New Directions in Japanese Cinema 2021, That Disappearance Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

I hope you are safe and well

The conflict in the Ukraine is continuing but the steadfastness of the Ukrainian people seems to have caught the Russians off-guard and Russian forces are suffering heavy losses. Of course, war is bad and should be avoided, but Vladimir Putin needs to be removed from office for the threat that he poses to the international community – he has Russian mercenaries operating around the world and he is responsible for the erosion of democracies around the world through his support of far-right groups and conservatives – as well as the political repression of his own people. I hope that the Ukrainian people prevail in their defence of their homeland.

What was released this weekend?

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Ring Wandering, Nishinari Goro’s 400 Million Yen Death Fight, Hotel Iris, Ghost Cat Rhapsody, SHIROMI, Inukoro-tachi no Uta, Watashi, Idol Yamemasu Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

Judge! Kiichiro (Tsumabuki) Pen Trick

I hope you are well.

And so, this is the second of a two-part trailer post covering a weekend made up mostly of zero-budget horror movies, the usual anime omnibus movie (although there was an original title), schoolgirl stuff etc. This particular post contains a couple of more arthouse movies and an action film. Also, I published my review of The Sound of Grass.

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Ushikubi Mura, The Blue Skies at Your Feet, Shin Jiko Bukken Hontou ni Kowai Juumin-tachi, Aikoku Joshi: Kurenai Bushido, Goodbye DonGlees!, Fruits Basket -prelude- Japanese Film Trailers

An Actors Revenge Film Image
This is going to be a real quick trailer post because I have a big project on. It’s going to be flippantly written but trailers and links are provided so there is that!

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

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The Sound of Grass 草の響き Dir: Hisashi Saito (2021)

The Sound of GrassThe Sound of Grass Film Poster

草の響きKusa no Hibiki

Release Date: October 08th, 2021

Duration: 116 mins.

Director: Hisashi Saito

Writer: Hitomi Kase (Script), Yasushi Sato (Original Novel),

Starring: Masahiro Higashide, Nao, Shunsuke Daito, Kaya, Yuki Mine, Shigeru Muroi, Yuta Hayashi,

Website  IMDB

The loneliness of a long-distance runner forms the basis of The Sound of Grass, a gentle film about a man striving to find peace for his mental health troubles via physical exercise while those around him fall by the wayside. It is the latest film commissioned by the Hakodate-based mini theater CINEMA IRIS in a marathon of cinematic adaptations of the works of late author Yasushi Sato, a Hakodate native, as a resurgence in interest in his output continues apace after a period of under-appreciation.

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Gekijouban Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Jiko Bukken Geinin 4, The Takatsu River, Nishinari Goro’s 400 Million Yen, Target, Ware Yowakereba Yajima Kajiko Den Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

I hope you are well!

I’m currently in the middle of festival work – lots of fun! This week, I posted about the Japanese films at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Opening and Closing works of the Osaka Asian Film Festival. My review for The Sound of Grass was published on V-Cinema Show since it plays as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022. I also posted the first part of this trailer post!

What else was released this weekend?

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Orbital Children Kouhen “Hajimari no Monogatari”, Usogui, Just Remembering, Kitakaze Outsider Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

I hope you are well.

This is the first in a two-part trailer post, so tune in for more tomorrow.

Reminder: We’ve entered the final few days to watch free films that are part of the Japan Fringe strand at Cinematheque Francaise’s streaming site.

What are this week’s first films?

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Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022’s Opening and Closing Films

Following on from releasing info on the outline of this year’s Osaka Asian Film Festival  2022 and confirming that there will be in-person screenings and online screenings, many of which will be available to international audiences, the organisers have detailed the Opening and Closing films that will be screened in cinemas in Osaka. Details below!

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Japanese Films at the Berlin International Film Festival 2022

The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will be taking place from February 10 to 20 and it will be an in-person event and advance ticket sales start today. Of course, there are stringent safety protocols to prevent Covid-19 infections but there will be guests at screenings.

What are the Japanese films programmed so far?

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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi – Koushou: STASHA, Tracing Her Shadow, Still Dreamin’: Tomoyasu Hotei Jounetsu to Eikou no Guitarhythm, You’ve Got a Friend, Dreaming School Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

I hope you are well.

I’m in festival mode now, so that means I am writing about lots of films that will screen at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022. I wrote about the fest earlier this week – OAFF 2022 In Theatres, Online, and International. I also posted about the three Japanese films at the Glasgow Film Festival. I also posted the first trailer post!

What else was released this weekend?

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The Deer King, What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?, Miracle City Koza, Mr. Suzuki – A Man In God’s Country, Tiger and Bunny: The Rising Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend.

I hope you are well.

This is the first of a two-part trailer post so come back tomorrow for more.

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

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