37 Seconds, It Stopped Raining, Howling Village, Fancy, Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Fake Plastic Planet, Tsumugu, Mirai no Uta and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope everybody is fine and dandy!

I am in a zero time dilemma, as ever, as I try and fit in copious amounts of writing around my normal work routine so this trailer post is going to be short and sweet despite having so many titles. I posted about the Winter Showcase of foodie movies from the New York Asian Film Festival and I posted about the opening and closing films of the Osaka Asian Film Festival which takes place next month.

What is released this weekend?

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Chihayafuru, The Town Where Only I Am Missing, Jogging Wataridori, Tsumugu, Convenience Store Yume Monogatari, Kaikou, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Introductory Chapter, Tenshi ni “I’m Fine” and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Hello dear audience!

Dolls Miho Kanno and Hidetoshi Nishijima
Dolls Miho Kanno and Hidetoshi Nishijima

I posted quite a few articles this week including one about a film screening at the Japanese Embassy in London – Acacia Walk, a series of Events Commemorating the Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami at the Japan Society New York and a review of the Takeshi Kitano film Dolls. I watched plenty of other films for fun this week including In the House (2012, Dir: Francois Ozon), and The Witch (2015, Dir: Robert Eggers).

What’s released this weekend?

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Japanese Films at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 Header
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 Header

There are a lot of film festivals in Japan and despite this being a Japanese film blog I never report on them (unless you count a few half-hearted attempts at Yubari). Anyway, I want to tackle the Osaka Asian Film Festival because Osaka has become one of the more interesting focal points of Japanese filmmaking with the university producing directors and writers who are creating films like Dressing Up which get great plaudits from film critics. So what about the film festival itself?

The Osaka Asian Film Festival is in its 11th year and focusses on Asian films. It takes place from March 04th to 13th and East Asian territories such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The programme is large and full of many great films (all easily laid out on the website).

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