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Japan Cuts

MUBI Special

We are partnering with JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of new Japanese film, on its 10th anniversary to exclusively show three recent unreleased gems that highlight the strength and diversity of the festival’s programming.

Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn

Juichiro Yamasaki Japan, 2014


We conclude our selection of exclusive gems from Japan Cuts with a unique period film. While indebted to the classical Japanese cinema of Akira Kurosawa, its independent production and fresh digital style casts its incendiary look at the class relations of feudal Japan bracingly into the present.


Momoko Andô Japan, 2014


Our partnership bringing you Japan Cuts exclusives continues with the second film from the wildly inventive indie director Momoko Ando. Over a freewheeling and unpredictable structure, Ando, with her sister Sakura Ando in the lead role, creates a magically cynical screwball comedy for modern times.

The Horses of Fukushima

Yoju Matsubayashi Japan, 2013


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Japan Cuts, North America’s largest festival of new Japanese film, we’re exclusively showing three recent unreleased gems they’ve selected. This documentary is a humble tale of man and nature that challenges state injustices in light of national tragedies.

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