“Arguably North America’s premiere showcase for Japanese film” (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS has become the world’s largest showcase of contemporary Japanese film, showing the diversity and vitality of one of the most exciting world cinemas, and ranging from refined, high-concept art house titles to popular and grindhouse genre movies.
Now in its fifth consecutive year, JAPAN CUTS 2011 includes 32 new titles—the biggest line-up in the festival’s history with (almost) nothing but premieres and one-day only shows—screening from July 7 to 22, including 10 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF).
This list is just a small sample of what is being screened. We’re also screening:
Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha: The Great Departure (dir. Kozo Morishita)
Control Tower (dir. Takahiro Miki)
Sketches of Kaitan City (dir. Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Sword of Desperation (dir. Hideyuki Hirayama)
Three Points (dir. Masashi Yamamoto)
The Seaside Motel (dir. Kentaro Moriya)
And fifteen more!