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  The owner of a high-class Japanese hotel, the Europa, hopes to win a prestigious and lucrative contract for the hotel as the site of a summit meeting between important Read More

The Lower Depths

  Residents of a rundown boardinghouse in 19th-century Japan, including a mysterious old man and an aging actor, get drawn into a love triangle that turns violent. When amoral thief Read More

Late Chrysanthemums

  Late Chrysanthemums interweaves the lives of four retired geisha in Tokyo over a period of four successive days. Kin, the first of the geisha, is a moneylender and a Read More

The Life of Oharu

  In feudal Japan, Oharu (Kinuyo Tanaka), the daughter of royal samurai Shinzaemon (Ichiro Sugai), secretly has a passionate romance with Katsunosuke (Toshirô Mifune), a man of meager social standing. Read More

Shadow Warrior

  Shadow Warrior is set in the Sengoku period of Japanese history and tells the story of a lower-class criminal who is taught to impersonate the dying daimyō Takeda Shingen Read More

Kurosawa: A Documentary on the Acclaimed Director

  Director Adam Low explores the life and work of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, who is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential film directors of all-time. Low Read More

The Story of the Zodiac

  Animation of Japanese Traditional Stories Once upon a time, God wrote a letter to all the animals and said, “The first twelve animals to greet me on the morning Read More

Peach Boy

  Animation of Japanese classical stories Momotarō was born from a giant peach, which was found floating down a river by an old, childless woman who was washing clothes there. Read More

Nobody Knows

  Preteen Akira Fukushima (Yûya Yagira) and his young siblings have been abandoned by their mother, Keiko (You). Keiko, who has moved in with a new lover, has left Akira Read More

The Rickshaw Man

  At the turn of the Twentieth Century, rickshaw driver Matsugoro “Matsu” is a happy man and a troublemaker well-known by everyone in his village. One day, Matsu sees an Read More