Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Sakubou Part 1, “Sore” ga Iru Mori, My Broken Mariko, I Am Makimoto, Tatami Time Machine Blues, Aishiteru!, Nyantabi Tetsudo Movie, Sono Koe no Anata e, and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

Eyes of the Spider Nijima (Aikawa) and Iwamatsu (Dankan) Have a Heart to Heart

I hope you are well

This is the first of a two-part trailer post since 20 Japanese films are entering cinemas this weekend. The first ten are here.

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Japanese Films at the Busan International Film Festival 2022 (05th-14th October)

Busan International Film Festival Logo

The full programme for the 2022 edition of the Busan International Film Festival is out and there are, as usual, a lot of Japanese films. The most exciting thing is the spotlight being shone on new talents.

Here’s the line-up:

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The Inter College Animation Festival 2022 – A Japanese Student Animator Showcase – Online and Region-Free!

From September 26th to October 02nd, people around the world can watch a selection of works that have been programmed for The Inter College Animation Festival 2022.

Inter College Animation Festival 2022 Banner

This is the 20th anniversary of the event and 30 schools are participating, the largest number ever. There are an exciting and varied selection of short films and music videos done in many styles, from stop motion to motion capture, 2D anime style and mixing animation with live-action.

You can view the online ones here.

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DEAD OR ZOMBIE, Chibiham, Juicy & Me, IF I STAY OUT OF LIFE…?, Todo no Tsumari, Marukibune to UFO, MAHOROBA, Lawless Love, Yobidore, Parallel Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

I hope you are well.

This is the fourth of a four-part trailer post because over 20 Japanese films were released into cinemas/mini theatres this week. The first post was dedicated to Kaito Yoshimura works, the second to a grip of films by student filmmakers Ayako Masuda and Yuiko Itano, the third to the bulk of mainstream titles this weekend and this post has indie features, animation, and a documentary.

Also posted this week was a preview of the Japanese films at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

What are the final bunch of films released this weekend?

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Inu mo Kuwane do Charlie wa Warau, Leave in Summer, COLOR CROW Movie, Gekijouban Jinsei Iroiro, Eiga Delicious Party♡Precure Yume Miru ♡ Okosama Lunch, Blue Lock, Re-light, Narase! Pui Pui Molcar Driving School Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

Charisma Yabuki (Yakusho) and Mitsuko (Fubuki) Talk

I hope you are well.

This is the third of a four-part trailer post because over 20 Japanese films were released into cinemas/mini theatres this week. The first post was dedicated to Kaito Yoshimura works, the second to a grip of films by student filmmakers Ayako Masuda and Yuiko Itano. There will be another trailer post tomorrow.

What other films are released this week?

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Uo no Me, Smoke of Spring Japanese Film Trailers

It’s not quite the weekend…

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But there are a LOT of films released.

I posted about three films featuring performances by Kaito Yoshimura at the start of the week and here are two films with the involvement of student filmmakers Ayako Masuda and Yuiko Itano whose works have won awards at the Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival.

The films will be screened at Tokyo’s Theatre Shinjuku (September) and Osaka’s Cine Libre Umeda  (October) as part of the Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival Selection 2022.

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Japanese Films at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2022

Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 Logo

The Vancouver International Film Festival 2022 runs from September 29th to October 09th and the line-up looks great. There are a grip of Japanese feature films which will be screened. I’m also throwing in two Korean films that have been winning awards and plaudits – potential festival attendees will want to watch these!

Here’s the round-up of Japanese films.

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“Human, This Dramatic Thing”: The Kaito Yoshimura Performance Showcase

At Tokyo’s Theatre Shinjuku from September 19 – 21 and then Osaka’s Cine Libre Umeda on October 20th, you can see a selection of films made by Takayuki Hayashi and starring Kaito Yoshumura. This showcase is called:

Human This Damatic Thing

Human, This Dramatic Thing

Ningen, Kono Gekiteki Naru Mono 人間、この劇的なるもの

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Umui Shishi: Nakasone Masahiro no Shishi-tsukuri, The Show Must Go On For Actors, Nihonbara Ushi to Hito no Daichi, One Sunny Day, Song of a Dying Summer Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

All Around Us Tae Kimura

I hope you are well.

This is the second of a two-part trailer post. You can find the first part here.

I suppose that the biggest news is that of the death of Jean-Luc Godard. I cannot claim to have watched many of his films or even enough to have understood him to any great extent but I do recognise that he was a massive figure in the world of cinema who fundamentally changed the game and inspired generations of filmmakers to play with the building blocks of film to create new experiences. With that being the case, RIP. I definitely need to watch more of his filmography.

This week I posted a preview of the Japanese films at the San Sebastian Film Festival and a review of the 2008 film All Around Us. Also, I took part in a Heroic Purgatory podcast discussion covering the Lee Chang-dong film Burning and that episode was released at the start of the week.

I watched the Hal Hartley films Simple Men and No Such Thing and I have started a re-watch of the TV anime Monster. I also watched Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin for the next episode of Heroic Purgatory.

What are the other films released this weekend?

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B/B, Hell Dogs, Riverside Mukolitta, Silent Parade, Hands, The Nighthawk’s First Love, Drifting Home Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

© 2022 BROKEN COMMANDMENT Film Partners

I hope you are well.

This is the first in a two-part trailer post. Come back tomorrow for the follow-up!

What are the first bunch of films released this weekend?

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