Noriko is a university student. By her mother's recommendation, Noriko begins attending a Japanese tea ceremony near her house with her cousin Michiko. There, Noriko learns from Teacher ... See full summary »
This is a story about a common man who has extraordinary events in his mundane life. The film depicts the protagonist's turns of events in three eras, three seasons, three nights, in the same city, as told with reverse chronology.
What will our lives be like 10 years from now? Five up and coming Taiwanese directors each offer their own take answering this question. In 2028, Taiwan is suffering from nuclear waste ("... See full summary »
Hiroshi, Takeru and Tetsuo all live in the same city. Hiroshi is an unpopular idol singer and he feels a void in his life. He is placed under confinement by his fan Masako. Takeru believes ... See full summary »
A filmmaker who has been living in exile in Hong Kong visits a festival in Taipei to present a film that has been banned in Mainland China. With her husband and child in tow, she has timed ... See full summary »
With a single mistake, Rui, a former star basketball player, loses his job and has nothing to do. Collecting parking fees on the street, he's snooping around a dark world. He knows it is ... See full summary »
Studying in Hong Kong but living in Shenzhen (the port city of Mainland China), Peipei has spent 16 years in her life travelling between these two cities. To realize the dream of seeing ... See full summary »
Attending the reunion in lieu of her late elder sister, Zhihua accidentally runs into Yin Chuan, on whom she had a crush in her youth. As old memories are evoked Zhihua slowly uncovers the intricate story of the trio.
Thirty-year-old professional woman Sunada is a commercial agency director in Tokyom Japan. However, despite what others may think, she is unhappy with her job, career trajectory or the ... See full summary »
Hardcore is about the life story of a treasure hunter who lives in the countryside of Gunma in Japan. He is pure and kind, but has no communication skills and has a mind of his own. His ... See full summary »
A compile of five Japanese short films with one common point: let's imagine what Japan could be in a decade. The dystopian atmosphere is freely inspired by the excellent series Black Mirror (2011) available on Netflix. I globally appreciated the five opuses, especially the first one (Plan 75) and the third one (Data), even if the compile globally lacks of inventiveness.
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