DESTINY – THE TALE OF KAMAKURA
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @2pm
Masakazu is a professor and mystery writer who marries Akiko, one of his students, and brings her to live in Kamakura – a town rife with spirits and mythical beasts. Together they solve mysterious cases taking place around them. When Akiko is taken to the next world by the Goddess of Death, Masakazu is heartbroken and decides to follow and bring her home. Based on Ryohei Saigan’s manga Kamakura Monogatari, this spectacular film is a thrilling mix of magic realism, fantasy romance and fun. The latest from director Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Sunset of 3rd Street, The Eternal Zero, The Man Called Pirate).
Starring Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Sakura Ando and Min Tanaka.
MatsuzakaBIRDS WITHOUT NAMES
Sunday, July 29, 2018 @1pm
Towako lives with Jinji, but longs for Kurosaki, a callous lover who nearly beat her to death 8 years earlier. She thinks little of casually sleeping around and is openly disgusted by the earnest blue-collar Jinji who slavishly, even masochistically, devoted to Towako and her happiness. When the police inform her that Kurosaki has been missing for five years, she begins to suspect Junji he may be involved in the disappearance… An intelligent, captivating piece of cinema that defies genre definitions, oscillating between character study, thriller and melodrama. The film is built around a killer twist and a Japanese Academy Award-winning performance by Yu Aoi.
Starring Yu Aoi, Sadao Abe, Yutaka Takenouchi, Tori Matsuzaka
Sunday, July 29, 2018 @3:30pm
Yukihiro Morigaki’s “21st Century update of Juzo Itami’s The Funeral” opens as Yoshiko receives a phone call about her grandfather’s death and, with that, the preparations, gathering of the family and funeral. But no one cries at the funeral and, as eccentric family members true feeling slowly percolate to the surface. Yoshiko starts to think about the meaning “life” and “death” and longs to escape the straightjacket of her tiny twon and dysfunctional relatives. An understated black comedy steeped in specific Japanese funerary and mourning rituals.
Starring Yukino Kishii, Ryo Iwamatsu, Ken Mitsuishi, Jun Miho, Miki Mizuno
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