JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (Overview)

July 5, 2007
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July 5-15, 2007

Japan Society’s first-ever large-scale film festival brings a sizable slice of Japan’s dynamic contemporary film culture to New York City.

View a complete calendar of JAPAN CUTS events.

JAPAN CUTS features:

Over 15 U.S. and New York premieres of the best in feature films from Japan, from blockbusters, cutting-edge independent films and animation, to documentaries.

  • Ants (dir. Kaoru Ikeya)

  • Big Bang Love* (Takashi Miike)

  • The Blossoming of Etsuko Kamiya (Kazuo Kuroki)

  • Dear Pyongyang (Yonghi Yang)

  • Death Note* and its sequel Death Note: The Last Name* (Shusuke Kaneko)**

  • Exte: Hair Extensions* (Shion Sono)**

  • Faces of a Fig Tree (Kaori Momoi)

  • Freesia* (Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)

  • Into a Dream (Shion Sono)

  • Kamome Diner (Naoko Ogigami)**

  • Komaneko – The Curious Cat (Tsuneo Goda)

  • Matsugane Potshot Affair (Nobuhiro Yamashita)

  • Memories of Matsuko* (Tetsuya Nakashima)

  • Monsieur Greenpeas (Yasuo Kurita)**

  • Nightmare Detective* (Shinya Tsukamoto)

  • The Prisoner (Masao Adachi)

  • Sway (Miwa Nishikawa)**

    * Co-presented with:


    ** Director in person

    Short films from the forefront of Japan’s emerging independent filmmakers and video artists. FREE ADMISSION.

    Video Art Night
    More Than Nature, curated by Marco Antonini

  • Nippon Connection Festival on Tour
    Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Digista

  • Flowers of Waseda

  • German + Rain (Jaman + ame)

  • Image Rings Presents Immoral Films

  • JVC Tokyo Video Festival Special

  • Look of Love (Rukku obu rabu)

  • Open Art

  • Strange Fruit

  • Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Special

    Film screenings and a Networking Salon for New York and Japan-based filmmakers.

    Gamera the Brave (Gamera – Chisaki yusha-tachi)

    A complimentary screening for the neighborhood of Turtle Bay and beyond, for the entire family to enjoy.

    Director Miwa Nishikawa (Wild Berries and Sway) discusses her filmmaking process as it relates to an industry undergoing drastic change.  Moderated by Marian Masone of the Film Society at Lincoln Center.

    Enjoy drinks and snacks between and after the films! 

    Open until midnight:
    Thursday, July 5
    Saturday, July 7
    Sunday, July 8
    Thursday, July 12
    Friday, July 13
    • July 5, 2007 – July 15, 2007