Friday | 26.02.21

Monthly Screenings

Aki-No Festival for Japanese Cinema

The program is dedicated to bringing the best of the contemporary Japanese cinema. The selection represents the various genres Japanese cinema is known for, from animation to delicate family dramas

Her Love Boils Bathwater

Dir.: Ryôta Nakano
| 125 minutes

When Futaba is told she only has a few months to live, she decides to keep her daughter in the dark and create a list of tasks for her to accomplish. A heartfelt drama about a family dealing with conflict and hidden secrets.

Their Distance

Dir.: Rikiya Imaizumi
| 106 minutes

Leon is a shy young man, who falls for Sona. Meanwhile, his co-worker is secretly in love with him. But she doesn’t notice that she has captured the heart of one of her clients. A romantic and humorous drama about young love. 

Gukôroku – Traces of Sin

Dir.: Kei Ishikawa
| 120 minutes

An investigative journalist tries to expose the truth behind a murder case gone cold of a supposedly perfect family. As he veers further into the story, cracks begin to form in the family’s image, and he has to face his own demons.

My Uncle

Dir.: Nobuhiro Yamashita
| 110 minutes

Yukio’s uncle enjoys the generosity of others, but gives nothing in return. His life is about to take a major turn, when he meets Ari. A captivating and enchanting comedy. 


Dir.: Naomi Kawase
| 101 minutes

Misako works as a writer of film versions for the visually impaired. Nakamori is an older photographer who is gradually losing his sight. While she translates films for him, he opens her eyes to the hidden beauty of the world.

The Long Excuse

Dir.: Miwa Nishikawa
| 124 minutes

Sachio loses his wife in a car accident, but he does not feel a thing. Yoichi also lost his wife in the same accident and feels nothing but grief. Unexpectedly Sachio offers to take care of Yoichi’s two children.

Double Life

Dir.: Yoshiyuki Kishi
| 126 minutes

Tama, a philosophy doctorate, is assigned to follow an arbitrarily chosen stranger and document his routine. But when she discovers her test subject’s double life, she can no longer stay an objective bystander.

Before We Vanish

Dir.: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
| 129 minutes

Shinji disappears and returns days later a completely different person. Meanwhile, a family is murdered in a town close by and strange occurrences are happening all over Japan. A local journalist investigates the mystery. 

In This Corner of the World

Dir.: Sunao Katabuchi
| 129 minutes

Suzu moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima. When a ball of fire explodes over Hiroshima in 1945, her perseverance and courage is put to the test. A beautiful and poignant animated portrait of a place and its people days of human calamity.