Eighteen titles curated under the theme of belonging and existing showcase how Japanese cinema explores these senses in the complicated modern world.
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A group of youngsters at a cinema are forced into a surreal and oppressively colourful journey through Japan’s social and cinematic history of war.
Fifteen years after a battered wife murders her alcoholic husband, she returns home having served her time. Will her children welcome the reunion?
A mockumentary focusing on an elderly extra as he unintentionally causes mischief on set. Featuring an assortment of celebrity cameos.
Maki is a novelist with writer's block. When her neighbour's incessant futon-beating keeps breaking her focus, a confrontation snowballs into a fight.
The career Ichiko has forged while working long-term for the Ohishi family hangs in the balance when she is indirectly implicated in a crime.
Shun leads a solitary life in the countryside, living in fear of being outed as gay. That is until a former former lover shows up at his doorstep...
Brought together by an accidental crime they commit, an aspiring actor/con artist and an emotionally destitute woman mount an impromptu escape.
Despite her picture-perfect life, Toko harbours a feeling of emptiness. Then, a chance encounter with a former lover awakens a deep longing in her.
When an entire fiefdom is ordered to relocate by the shogunate, the unenviable task of administrating the move falls with the unexperienced Katagiri.
Sota's life takes an unusual direction when he discovers a cassette tape of music made by Aki, a musician who had tragically died the year before.
One day, while testing a drug which causes temporary death, Nanase's father becomes a ghost. She must race against time to save him and his company.
A quirky tale of high-octane love is told through the eyes of a hot-blooded stationary salesman, Miyamoto, as he falls hard for Yasuko.
After witnessing her brother having an affair, Yoko confronts the mistress. Charmed by her, an unlikely alliance forms between the two women.
After stumbling across an exhibition of traditional Bizen pottery, mesmerised by its beauty, Haruka determines to become an apprentice at the kiln.
Kyoto, 2027. High-schooler Naomi meets a mysterious man who claims to be his future self and reveals he has come to alter the course of the future.
In post-war era Japan, Shuji is a well-to-do editor and a raging womaniser. He decides to hire a fake wife to scare off all of his girlfriends.
Gota, a struggling screenwriter, drags his family on an impromptu research trip hoping it will kick start his career and improve his ailing marriage.
The struggle of periods is personified in an obnoxiously large heart-shaped plush presence which pesters several women from different walks of life.