Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. Miyako Aoki, who lives with her father, has not found anything she wants to do after graduating from a local high school. She is working at a supermarket to help her family make ends meet. Helping her father, a Tsugaru lacquerware craftsman, is the only thing she can devote herself to. However, her father, who succeeded her grandfather, a highly respected Tsugaru-nuri craftsman, loses the will to continue the business as the industry goes into decline, and the family finds itself scattered. The mother left the family because of the poor life and the selfishness of the father, and the elder brother, a hairdresser, chose to live freely instead of taking over the family business. Miyako is unable to openly declare her desire to pursue a career in Tsugaru-nuri, but as she confronts her family and the art of lacquering, she takes on a great challenge.
A film by a new upcoming filmmaker Takuya Kato, which depicts the fragile and crumbling daily life, the process of becoming a woman from a girl, the bittersweetness and frustration of sweet and sad love, and the conflicts that can only be contained within oneself, in a life-sized romantic film that pierces the heart.
Yumi is studying design at university. One day, she realizes that she is pregnant. She has a boyfriend, Naoya, whom she met when she made a flyer for a theater club she knows, but she is not confident that he is the father of her baby. Yumi feels troubled.
On the other hand, the more Naoya tries to accept the reality, the more his thoughts and feelings towards Yumi diverge...
2022 New York Asian Film Festival, Vanguards Section
12th Beijing International Film Festival, FORWARD FUTURE Section
Story is about a single mother and daughter who is just diagnosed with early- stage breast cancer.
The girl’s wavering and confused mind begins to create cracks in her relationship with her mother, along with the uncertainty of her first love.
Since Kasumi became old enough to understand things, she didn’t know what love was and she doesn’t have any feelings of romance or attraction. Although she has worries about herself, she has lived at her own pace until she turned 30 years old.
She studied at a music university and she wanted to be professional in music, however, she returns to her hometown and works at a call center.
Due to her sister’s marriage and pregnancy, her mother often adds pressure to her, “Don’t you have a boyfriend?” or “You should try to find a steady boyfriend”.
One day, her mother arranged a formal marriage arrangement without her permission. At the meeting table, she met a man who is also seeking just a friendship.
* Hong Kong International Film Festival 2023 - Fantastic Beats
* Helsinki CineAasia 2023（Finland）
* Nippon Connection 2023(Germany) - Nippon Cinema
Shanghai International Film Festival 2023 - Japan Film Week
High school student, Yo (Sara Shida), lived with her father, Nao (Arata Iura), after her mother, Sachiyo (Hikari Ishida), left the family when she was very young.
However, their life together came to an end and they started a new life as a family of four with her father's second marriage partner, Miko (Akiko Kikuchi), and her stepdaughter, four-year-old Hinata.
She confides in Riku (Oji Suzuka), who belongs to the same art club as Yo, about her confusion about this new life. Yo, who has been developing curiosity for her biological mother, Sachiyo, promises to go with Riku to Sachiyo's art exhibition.
This is a story about a man who spent his childhood growing up without his father. Following his father's death, he decided to return to his hometown and tried to understand why his father was so passionate about rallying.
Two boys met and fell in love with each other in their high school days.
It has been 13 years since they first met…
The two live in different places. Nagisa has left for Australia after breaking up with Shun. Nagisa got married with a woman and has a child, but they have difficulties to continue their marriage. He is still in love with Shun then he goes back to Japan with his little girl to see him 8 years later after their breakup. This is the purest love story of two men and how they can survive from the discrimination and prejudice.
The long-awaited new film by Director Mamoru Hosoda! Journeys through time from a small yard – a story about family and life that connects the past and the future.
A small house with a small tree in a small yard in the corner of a city somewhere.
Kun, a spoiled little boy, has a new baby sister. Ever since her arrival, he misses his parents' affection and is baffled by things he has never experienced before. Then one day in the yard, he encounters a mysterious girl called Mirai who calls him "brother."
Guided by Mirai, Kun travels through time into stories about his family. It is the beginning of the little big brother's big adventure.
Magical worlds that await him. A mystery man who claims he was once a prince. A fantastical experience with his mother as a child. An encounter with a young man who bears a resemblance to his father.
And his discovery of "family love."
Through his adventures, Kun learns life lessons that help him grow in baby steps. Where does he finally end up? And what is the real reason for Mirai's visit?
Staff : Director, Screenplay, Original Story by Mamoru Hosoda
Animation Directors : Hiroyuki Aoyama, Ayako Hata
Art Directors : Takashi Omori, Yohei Takamatsu
Music Composer : Masakatsu Takagi
Opening and Main Theme Song by Tatsuro Yamashita
This is a story based on a teenager boy’s high school life. Hironobu is a shy boy and he lacks passion in his life.
One day, he finds a unique and odd camera in his grandfather's second-hand shop.
The fact is that camera can make the longest panorama photo in the world!
Then he starts a project of making the longest panorama photo involving his friends.
After getting the camera, his colorless life gradually turns into vivid one.
Other unique characters come into this drama and will fill your heart with laughter and tears.
目標もなく、冴えない毎日を送っている主人公・宏伸。 ある日、祖父のリサイクルショップでみつけた風変わりなカメラ。 それは、世界一長いパノラマ写真が撮れる特別なカメラだった！？その日以来、宏伸のモノクロだった人生は、だんだんと鮮やかな色に変わっていくのであった。
This is a true story based on a boy's relationship with his mother.
The drama follows the boy’s story of how he takes back his mother's love.
After making new friends, he tries to face his mother and tell her how much he loves her while he looks back on his miserable past.
せつなくも、どこまでも強く優しい歌川たいじの原作を『すーちゃん まいちゃん さわ子さん』などの話題作を手かける御法川修監督が、温かいまなざしで丹念に描く。
世界記憶遺産 山本作兵衛からのメッセージ ～炭鉱絵師がつなぐ未来～
At the age of seven, Sakubei Yamamoto entered a coal mine with his parents; this was the beginning of his 50 year career at the Chikuho mines in Fukuoka prefecture. The mines were pitch black and humid, and the threat of collapse or flooding was never far from the miner’s minds.
After retiring, Sakubei found work as a night guard. From the age of 66, he first began documenting his life and times working at the coal mines in essays and paintings. He left behind a legacy of over a thousand paintings, as well as 70 notebooks and diaries. Of this collection, 697 pieces were chosen for inscription on the ‘Memory of the World’ register. This program examines the life of Sakubei, and the incredibly detailed documents he left behind of the Chikuhocoal mines. What sort of figure was he, and what message does he convey to us through his artwork? Sakubei’s life and art is revealed through the stories told by those connected to him.
It got Certificate of Creative Excellence award at US International Film & Video Festival in 2014
The most（notorious）househusband in history appears！！
The sinister Yakuza who left behind many legends in the underworld, “The Immortal Dragon”
He washed his hands of the Yakuza lifestyle, and the new path he chose...was “househusband”!
Up to now, in Japan ‘househusbands’ were a rare breed, but they have been increasing, and now there are over 130,000 men who work as househusbands. Especially in the younger generation, it’s a job that over one third of them have chosen-the path of ‘stay-at-home’ husband！
In the drama, Tatsu handled many things such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, childcare and more. Among all that, the small things known as「Unnamed Housework」became a hot topic.
In the never-before-seen narrative, ‘Tacchan’ charmed living rooms everywhere.
And now the “ultimate spokesman for [housewives（and househusbands)] everywhere”, the Yakuza Househusband, returns！