Tag: JAPAN

March 29, 2020 / Documentary

Shot over a period of two years, and with unprecedented access to the Aum sect accused of mass killing with Sarin gas in the Tokyo subway, this astonishing documentary by Tatsuya Mori offers a complex view of subjects as diverse as personal responsibility, public responses to terrorism, surveillance, and individual rights.

March 8, 2020 / Foreign
March 8, 2020 / Foreign
March 2, 2020 / Foreign
March 2, 2020 / Fantasy

In the 1930s, a schoolteacher named Gakuen, while searching for his missing friend Akira, comes upon a mysterious, drought-stricken village beside a pond. After asking for food from a beautiful young woman named Yuri, Gakuen discovers that she is married to Akira, who is also the keeper of the village bell. Unless it is struck three times a day, a spirit that dwells in the pond, the Dragon Princess, will flood the town and kill all its inhabitants. When the Dragon Princess receives an offer of marriage from a prince, she offers to leave the pond in exchange for a human sacrifice, and Yuri is chosen as the victim.

February 29, 2020 / Foreign

Ryukichi, the young master of a cosmetic wholesale dealer, leaves his wife and child to live with Choko, a popular geisha, with whom he has fallen in love. As a result, he is disowned by his father. For the sake of Ryukichi, who knows no trade by which he can support the two, Choko has to remain working as a geisha. Ryukichi, however, cannot break himself of his play-boy habits and spends Choko’s savings, which she had intended to use as capital to start a business…

February 28, 2020 / Foreign
February 28, 2020 / Foreign