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JAPAN SOCIETY’S JAPAN CUTS: FESTIVAL OF NEW JAPANESE FILM ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR PREMIERES BASED ON POPULAR MANGA

©Tsubasa Yamaguchi/KODANSHA ©2024 “Blue Period” Film Partners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAPAN SOCIETY’S JAPAN CUTS: FESTIVAL OF NEW JAPANESE FILM ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR PREMIERES BASED ON POPULAR MANGA: KENTARO HAGIWARA’S BLUE PERIOD INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE – JULY 13 KIYOTAKA OSHIYAMA’S LOOK BACK EAST COAST PREMIERE – JULY 14 These newly announced additions to North America’s largest Japanese…

JAPAN CUTS 2024 Program Announced!

©Courtesy of Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAPAN SOCIETY PRESENTS THE 17TH ANNUAL  JAPAN CUTS: FESTIVAL OF NEW JAPANESE FILM July 10–21, 2024 · Japan Society · New York, NY North America’s largest Japanese film festival presents two weeks of contemporary premieres, including new films from Kei Chika-ura, Takeshi Kitano, Gakuryu Ishii, Shunji…

‘Stonewalling’ Takes Top Honor at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Awards

China-set family drama Stonewalling, which was co-directed by husband-and-wife team Ryuji Otsuka and Huang Ji, won best narrative feature at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Awards this year. The honor comes after the feature premiered at the Venice Film Festival and also won best film in the Hong Kong Film Festival’s Young Cinema Competition Stonewalling also…

Cinema Guild to Distribute 4K Restoration of Shinji Somai’s ‘Moving’

A 4K restoration of Moving, the classic 1993 film by the late Shinji Somai, will be seen in select U.S. and Canadian theaters in 2024, thanks to Cinema Guild, which has just acquired North American distribution rights from MK2 Films. Earlier this year, Cinema Guild had released two other films by Somai: P.P. Rider (1983)…

“The Storms of Jeremy Thomas” : Exclusive Interview with Producer Jeremy Thomas on His Oscar Winning Film, “The Last Emperor” and His Fascination of Japanese Films

Jeremy Thomas is a British film producer, founder and chairman of Recorded Picture Company. He produced Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor,” which won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Picture. He also worked with directors like Wim Wenders, David Cronenberg, Nicolas Roeg, Terry Gilliam, Richard Linklater, Jeremy has worked with many distinguished directors from around the world….

Ryuichi Sakamoto: A Celebration Starts May 5 at Metrograph

Beginning May 5 Metrograph In Theater RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: A CELEBRATION Metrograph Honors the Late Composer and Pioneering Musician  Featuring Apichatpong Weerasethakul in attendance for a special screening & first U.S. album-listening event for async surround, Sakamoto’s 2017 opus with visuals by long-time collaborator Shiro Takatani Metrograph presents Ryuichi Sakamoto: A Celebration, a series showcasing the…

Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Todd Haynes, Wes Anderson, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Wim Wenders In Competition – Check Out the Full List

The 2023 competition line-up includes new films from Wes Anderson, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Nanni Moretti and Aki Kaurismäki. In addition, Cannes has packed its out-of-competition screenings with blockbusters, including “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” as well as a new documentary from Oscar winner…

Sundance Film Festival : Review / Aum : The Cult at the End of the World

Two months after the Great Hanshin Earthquake Disaster killed 6,433 people and caused more than $100 billion in damages, a sarin gas attack took place in a Tokyo subway in 1995. Harrowing sounds echoed throughout the subway which sent shivers down to the spine of a first responder. The incident shocked the world, and was…

Yoichi Sai, A Renowned Director from “All Under the Moon” and “Blood and Bones” Died

Yoichi Sai, a renowned director from the 1993 film “All Under the Moon” and the 2004 film “Blood and Bones,” died of bladder cancer at his home in Tokyo on Sunday, his family said. He was 73. He was born in Nagano prefecture in 1943, between his Zainichi(South Korean residing in Japan)father and a half(Korean…

Cohen Media Group Acquires HanWay Films

The London-based Cohen Media Group (CMG) announced on Thursday the acquisition of HanWay Films, the firm founded by Jeremy Thomas and that was co-owned by Peter Watson. CMG is led by real-estate mogul Charles Cohen, who has also acquired Landmark Theaters and Curzon, the UK cinema chain. Financial details of this week’s deal have not…