Raindance Film Festival 2010

Outstanding independent work from Japan, including exciting new films and old favourites.

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Autumn Adagio Autumn Adagio
Autumn Adagio and My Neighbour Totoro
Autumn Adagio (Fuwaku no adâjo) (Country: Japan; Year: 2009; Director: Tsuki Inoue; Writer: Tsuki Inoue; Stars: Payton Chiba, Kazuhiro Nakajima, Rei Shibakusa, Takumi Shibuya)
A nun rediscovers her emotions.
Boys On The Run (Bôizu on za ran) (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Daisuke Miura; Writer: Kengo Hanazawa, Daisuke Miura; Stars: Kazunobu Mineta, Mei Kurokawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, You, Denden, Yûya Endô, Lily Franky, Ryô Iwamatsu, Kaoru Kobayashi, Eiko Ohtani, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Ryotaro Yonemura)
When a menial worker falls for a colleague, he must fight a rival company’s star salesman for her honour.
Hi! Otsuka Drugstore (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Yu Katsumata; Writer: Yu Katsumata; Stars: Aya Enoji, Kana Kobayashi, Mayuko Arisue)
A bullish drugstore owner befriends a schoolgirl with a hopeless crush on a boy.
Lost And Found (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Nobuyuki Miyake; Writer: Maki Arai, Nobuyuki Miyake; Stars: Shun Sugata, Tomoyuki Hatanaka, Kaori Fujii)
A series of stories are linked by people visiting the lost and found office in a railway station.
Lost Girl (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Daisuke Yamaoka; Writer: Daisuke Yamaoka)
A successful chef's career and relationship fall apart after she develops bulimia.
Yellow Kid Yellow Kid
Yellow Kid and Hi! Otsuka Drugstore
Lunar Child (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Akihiro Suzuki; Writer: Akihiro Suzuki; Stars: Kanaha Saeki, Makiko Oku, Eri Iwamoto)
Three interlinked stories explore the experiences of women at different stages in their lives.
My Neighbour Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) (Country: Japan; Year: 1988; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki; Stars: (voices, original Japanese version) Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto, Tanie Kitabayashi, Hitoshi Takagi, Yuko Maruyama; (voices, English-language version) Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Timothy Daly, Pat Carroll, Lea Salonga)
Magical film about two girls who have adventures with the forest spirits they encounter. Twenty-fifth anniversary re-release.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Country: Japan; Year: 1984; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki)
Princess Nausicaa? strives to end a bloodthirsty war in the far future in this enduringly popular anime.
Pure Asia (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Ikki Katashima; Writer: Junichi Inoue; Stars: Hanae Kan, Shige Kasai)
After witnessing the racist murder of a North Korean girl, a Japanese boy becomes caught up in her sister's quest for revenge.
Symbol (Shinboru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto; Writer: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Mitsuyoshi Takasu; Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli)
A man finds himself trapped in a plain white room where strange symbols appear in response to his actions.
Lost And Found Lost And Found
Lost And Found and Symbol
USB (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Shutaro Oku; Writer: Shutaro Oku; Stars: Kazushi Watanabe, Kaori Momoi, Kazunobu Mineta)
A young man agrees to participate in a dangerous experiment in order to pay off his debts.
Yellow Kid (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Tetsuya Mariko; Writer: Tetsuya Mariko; Stars: Kaname Endo, Ryo Iwase, Kazuki Namioka)
A young boxer struggling in a violent world becomes the inspiration for a comic.
Yuriko's Aroma (Country: Japan; Year: 2010; Director: Kota Yoshida; Writer: Kota Yoshida; Stars: Noriko Eguchi, Shota Sometani, Saori Hara)
An aromatherapist is entranced by the smell of her colleague's nephew and develops an obsession that borders on love.
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