Comedy

MILLIE LIES LOW

Millie, an architecture student from Wellington, New Zealand, has landed a competitive internship with a prestigious architecture firm in New York City. Her friends, family and professors have proudly bid her farewell as she takes this next step in her career. With her life in Wellington now on hold, all Millie has to do next …

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YUDO

Pity those who chose a walk-in shower over a soaking tub as you float through YUDO: THE WAY OF THE BATH. Two estranged brothers inherit Marukin Hot Springs, a small-town bathhouse. One sees it as an homage to their late father; the other – a struggling architect – as lucrative real estate for condos. Their …

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THE WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND

The most notorious househusband in history returns! From director Toichiro Ruto, comes the live-action adaptation of the blockbuster anime THE WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND. Yakuza-turned-househusband Tatsu has to take a break from his housework duties to take care of a few things. A suspicious real estate company that moves into the neighborhood association? And an …

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THE HEROIC TRIO

The supernova star power of Hong Kong cinema icons Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Anita Mui propels this gloriously unrestrained action extravaganza from genre maestro Johnnie To, injecting its martial-arts mayhem with a blast of comic-book lunacy. They are the knife-throwing, shotgun-toting, kung-fu-fighting super-heroines who must overcome their dark pasts in order to defeat an …

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TANG AND ME

From director Takaharo Miki comes a visually stunning and extremely heartfelt live-action adaptation of the renowned english novel A Robot in the Garden. Ken (Kazunari Ninomiya of JPop supergroup ARASHI) has given up on his life and his training as a doctor since the tragic death of his father, and does nothing but play videogames, …

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TABLE FOR SIX

It is often said that food and meals bring families together, but in TABLE FOR SIX it’s clear that not all family gatherings are a cause for celebration. In this melodramatic comedy, three brothers reside in a home that they inherited from their late parents. The eldest brother Steve (Dayo Wong), theoretically is the man …

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OFFBEAT COPS

OFFBEAT COPS is both a tender comedic caper and a chronicle of failure and second chances. The film follows an overbearing, loose-cannon detective (played with sublime command by the always terrific and charismatic Hiroshi Abe, THERMAE ROMAE, STILL WALKING and many other HIFF favorites from Japan) who, after going full “Dirty Harry” one time too …

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LIFE MUST GO ON

When her “midnight gymnasium” program for wayward teens is under the threat of being defunded, social worker Yanki decides to put together a dodgeball team to save it. With the help of an unemployed, has-been star jock as the coach, the motley crew of teen girls learn that dodging from their problems can work temporarily, …

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GOODBYE, BAD MAGAZINES

Sex sells in GOODBYE BAD MAGAZINES, the story of Shiori, who lands herself a job in a Japanese adult magazine company. When wide-eyed Shiori finally lands her first job at a famous, prestigious weekly magazine publisher, she’s found herself in a bit of an entry level career bait-and-switch. Her magazine of choice is slowly winding …

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DEALING WITH DAD

Margaret Chang is rocked from her perfect alpha-mom-corporate-manager life when she has to go back to her hometown to deal with her overbearing dad, Jialuo. Her dad is kind of an outspoken jerk, but is now despondent and won’t leave the house. Since she can’t deal with her parents by herself, she drags along her …

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