The Echo Of Astro Boy's Footsteps and Somi - The Taekwon-do Woman
Chat Noir Lucy
(Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Tōru Kamei)
A fortune teller's future is transformed by the unexpected arrival of two kittens.
(Country: Japan; Year: 1928; Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa; Stars: Akiko Chihaya, Junosuke Bando, Yukiko Ogawa, Minoru Takase)
After a fight over the affections of a geisha, a young man is racked by guilt, convinced he has committed a terrible crime.
The Echo Of Astro Boy's Footsteps
(Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Masanori Tominaga; Stars: Matsuo Ohno)
A documentary looking into the secret behind the disappearace of the sound designer who helped make Astro Boy a cult cartoon star.
(Country: Japan; Year: 2011; Director: Takashi Iitsuka)
'Super organic battle action,' it says here.
Fukushima 8: A Letter From Our Past
(Year: 2012; Director: Takashi Motoki)
A countdown of home movie footage shot by Fukushima residents in the run-up to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Crossways and Saudade
The Great Rabbit (Gurehto Rabitto)
(Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Atsushi Wada; Writer: Atsushi Wada)
An animated rabbit prompts questions about belief and the true nature of reality.
Lonely Swallows: Living As Children Of Migrant Workers
(Country: Japan; Year: 2011; Director: Kimihiro Tsumura, Mayu Nakamura)
A documentary about the experiences of the children of Japanese families who have emigrated to Brazil.
(Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Keita Kurosaka)
Scientists battling to solve a world food crisis inadvertently create a human-vegetable hybrid.
(Country: Japan; Year: 2011; Director: Katsuya Tomita)
Ethnic tensions complicate working class lives in the industrial town of Kofu.
Somi - The Taekwon-do Woman
(Country: Japan, North Korea; Year: 1997; Director: Chang Yong Bok)
Two young survivors of a medieval massacre are trained in martial arts and grow up bent on vengeance.
To Sleep So As To Dream
(Country: Japan; Year: 1986; Director: Kaizō Hayashi’)
Two detectives strive to free an actress trapped within a frame from a silent film.
Yukuharu - The Fading Of Spring
(Year: 2012; Director: Jason Gray)
Tragedy strikes just as a girl is anticipating her first kiss.