The Curtain Rises, Have a Song on Your Lips, The Furthest End Awaits, Listener, Oedo no Candy, Furiko, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Samulife Japanese Film Trailers

Hello dear readers!

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I had a great week with work going quickly and meeting lovely people. I also managed to cram in a few films as well. I watched Parade and My Little Sweet Pea to get my reviews of those films written. I watched a few other films including Cold Weather (again) and Italian horror Something Creeping in the Dark.

I published a review of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno. I have a review for Patema Inverted and then Parade in the works and I hope to follow that with The Light Shines Only There ready to rock in my one post of the week format for reviews. I also published the results of this year’s Japan Academy Awards.

What is released in Japan this weekend?

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Japanese Films at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival

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Canada is awesome. Two film festivals and both featuring lots of excellent films! The first Canadian film festival I’m thinking about is the Toronto International Film Festival which had a plethora of great titles and that one finished yesterday. The second film festival I’m thinking about is The Vancouver International Film Festival which kicks off on September 25th and finishes on October 10th. It features a lot of Japanese films and Tony Rayns has written up about them.

As ever, the titles link to the festival pages which have more information such as times and prices and fuller descriptions.

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Japanese Films at the BFI London Film Festival 2014

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The BFI London Film Festival launches next month and lasts from October 08th to October 19th. It takes place over 12 days in 17 venues and there are 248 films getting screened.

All but one of the films have been released in Japan, played at different festivals around the world and have UK distribution deals in place. Of the films playing, The World of Kanako is the one I’m gunning to see and own on DVD while I’m very intrigued by The Furthest End Awaits, an interesting choice for the festival since it has zero buzz around it in terms of cast/staff and awards and hasn’t been released in Japan yet.

Enough of the preamble, here are the films:

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