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万引き家族

SHOPLIFTERS

Master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s newest masterpiece won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or.

Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and take her home. Although the family is poor, barely surviving through petty crime, they live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...

Starring Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki and Sakura Ando.

Thursday January 31 at 7pm / 121 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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リズと青い鳥

LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD

The latest film by director Naoko Yamada (A Silent Voice) based on Ayano Takeda’s bestselling novel.

This magical and moving coming-of-age film revolves around Mizore and Nozomi, two best friends in their final year of high school. With Mizore on the oboe and Nozomi on the flute, as members of the school’s brass band club, they spend their time happily together — until the club begins to practice songs inspired by the fairy tale Liz and the Blue Bird…

Sunday February 17 at 1pm / 90 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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未来のミライ

MIRAI

The latest from animation master Mamoru Hosoda (Boy and The Beast, Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time).

Four-year-old Kun finds his role in his family has changed due to the arrival of his newborn sister. Confused by the new family dynamic Kun escapes through a magical gateway in his parent’s garden which propels him through time where he experiences hallucinatory visitations from family members: past, present and future. These visitations define for Kun what it means to be a family, and most importantly, what it means to be a big brother.

The light-heartedness and fantastical film to reminds us of little things that make a family special.

Sunday February 17 at 3pm / 100 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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カメラを止めるな!

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Director Shinichiro Ueda’s tiny indie production opened in two small cinemas but by positive word of mouth alone shot to the top of the box-office.

A low-budget zombie movie - shot in one take - turns real when actual zombies attack the crew. But then the film abruptly transforms into something entirely different: Japan’s smartest comedy of the year, a father-daughter story, a sharp film industry satire and a movie about the value of perseverance. Winner of film festival awards around the world.

Starring Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Mao and Takayuki Hamatsu

Thursday, February 21 at 7pm / 97 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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