Drama

SHE SAID

A testament to the power of investigative journalism, SHE SAID details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop a serial predator in his tracks. Together, their commitment and fortitude sparked a national conversation, …

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WE DON’T DANCE FOR NOTHING

WE DON’T DANCE FOR NOTHING is a photo-montage love letter to the Filipina Domestic Workers of Hong Kong. This visual recreation of true memories shared by this community of 400,000 women (millions globally) follows one woman’s plan to run away. Captured on Super-16 amidst the Hong Kong Protests, stills blend with motion to highlight the …

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THE BONDS OF CLAY

The latest Ehime-set drama from Kenichi Omori, director of THE BOOK PEDDLER, THE BONDS OF CLAY is a heartfelt tale of love, loss, and yes pottery! Ryusei (Atsushi Ito) is a young and enthusiastic potter who runs a small studio in the famous pottery town of Tobe in pursuit of a new Tobeyaki ware style …

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RETURN TO DUST

In the small, rural village in Gaotai, two lonely, middle-aged people—Cao, a timid woman suffering from chronic illness and a disability, and Ma, an unassuming farmer with little to his name—are pushed into an arranged marriage by their respective families. Cast aside as burdens, Cao and Ma’s relationship is tepid at first but warms as …

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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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JUST REMEMBERING

Teruo is a stage lighting manager forced to give up his career as a dancer due to injury. Yo is a female taxi driver who loves her independent career. It’s July 26 (Teruo’s birthday) and these two lonely hearts are navigating a Tokyo changed by the pandemic. Told in reverse chronological order, JUST REMEMBERING visits …

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FOSTER FAMILY

An emotional story set in a foster family home, a unique orphanage run by a married couple and their daughter, of which there are only a few in Japan. For years the family matriarch has led the charge, managing the home with love and care with the assistance of her biological daughter. But when she …

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HOMMAGE

HOMMAGE

Ji-wan is a filmmaker at the crux of a mid-life crisis, flatlining in a middling career after her 3rd film is a flop and stuck in a loveless marriage. Then she gets a catalyst of an opportunity to jump start her career–a restoration of a 1960s classic that purportedly is directed by Korea’s first female …

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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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WOMEN TALKING

In a hayloft on a prairie far away some Mennonite women gather to conspire. They have choices—just like us: they could stay silent and do nothing; they could stand up and fight; or they can leave. The setting of this story is a clear metaphor of patriarchal oppression, for they need to outlast the abuse …

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