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28 movies were watched during JAPAN CUTS 2020


Festival of New Japanese Film
North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema returns for its unprecedented 14th edition as an entirely online experience! Featuring a diverse slate of 30 features and 12 shorts—including studio blockbusters, independent productions, documentaries, restored classics, animation and avant-garde works—JAPAN CUTS 2020 offers 14 days of unique access to the best new films from Japan with filmmaker video introductions, live virtual Q&As and panel discussions for audiences across the entire United States.

Since I didn't have a birthday celebration of any sorts and didn't do the usual buy myself something I decided to dip into my savings and buy a bundle for this festival which normally you'd have to be in NYC to attend. Given the pandemic circumstances, they went virtual. Sadly passes weren't as cheap as ChattFilmFest but reasonable given the films. As much as I wanted a All-Access Pass I opted for just the Feature Slate Bundle with 10 films. I later decided to pick up the short films bundle for a buck a short and the Classic Bundle featuring three Tora-san films since there's no way to view these currently in NA (and b/c they were selected as a starter pack for the final Tora-san film in the features bundle).

Movies viewed during JAPAN CUTS 2020
TitleDirector(s)Year Released
Bath House of WhalesMizuki Kiyama2019
BirdlandTakeshi Kogahara2019
Bleached Bones AvenueAkio Fujimoto2019
Blind Bombing, Filmed by a BatKota Takeuchi2020
ExtroNaoki Murahashi2019
FuelAraki Yu2020
Fukushima 50Setsurô Wakamatsu2020
It Feels So GoodHaruhiko Arai2019
Labyrinth of CinemaNobuhiko Ōbayashi2019
Lost Three Make One FoundAtsushi Kuwayama2019
Mrs. NoisyChihiro Amano2020
My Sweet Grappa RemediesAkiko Ohku2020
NanaFumiya Hayakawa2019
On-Gaku: Our SoundKenji Iwaisawa2020
The Sculpture of Place & TimeTatsuhito Utagawa2019
See You on the Other SideYoko Yamanaka2019
Special ActorsShinichiro Ueda2019
Special ActorsShinichiro Ueda2019
Tokyo GirlNebiro Hashimoto2019
Tora-san Meets the Songstress AgainYôji Yamada1975
Tora-san, My UncleYôji Yamada1989
Tora-san, Our Lovable TrampYôji Yamada1969
Tora-san, Wish You Were HereYôji Yamada2019
Voices in the WindNobuhiro Suwa2020
Wheel MusicNao Yoshigai2019
Wheel MusicNao Yoshigai2019
Wolf's CallingToshiaki Toyoda2019
Wolf's CallingToshiaki Toyoda2019