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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)…

Rites of Passage: The Films of Shinji Somai At Japan Society: Typhoon Club, A Classic That Externalises The Turbulence Of Puberty

Japan Society’s spring programme, Rites of Passage: The Films of Shinji Somai allows audiences to remember the works of a pioneering Japanese filmmaker, who remains largely unrecognised in the West. Shinji Somai directed some of the most enduring works of the Eighties and Nineties instilling a contemplative approach into the seishun eiga (youth film) genre….

Japan Society Film Announces: Rites of Passage: The Films of Shinji Somai, April 28 – May 13, 2023

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun © 1981 Kadokawa Corp. New York, March 22, 2023—Japan Society is pleased to announce the 2023 Globus Film Series, Rites of Passage: The Films of Shinji Somai. The first North American retrospective on one of Japan’s most neglected auteurs, this series will spotlight director Shinji Somai (1948-2001), who while widely…