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THE ZEN DIARY

Based on an essay by Tsutomu Mizukami, director Yuji Nakae presents a modest film of gratitude and zen revolving around the art of simple cooking. Starring Kenji Sawada in the lead, his first starring role in 16 years. Former Zen monk Tsutomu lives alone in the mountains, writing essays, cooking food with vegetables he grows …

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CHILLI LAUGH STORY

Superstars Sandra Ng, Ronald Cheng and Gigi Leung – joined by Edan Lui from local pop sensation Mirror -to team up for this heartwarming family comedy, one of the biggest Hong Kong hits of 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic offered white-collar workers everywhere the chance to work from home. At first, it seemed like a luxury …

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BEFORE NEXT SPRING

Li Xiaoli (Xie Chengze) is a Chinese exchange student who travels to Fuchinobe in Tokyo to study for a year. After much searching, he finally finds a Chinese restaurant with the help of his old classmate Qiu Qiu (Qiu Tian). The restaurant’s manager, Guan Wei (Qi Xi), takes him in while the clerk, Aoki (Niu …

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