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Maestro! (2015)

comedy, drama, musical

Due to the economic recession, the orchestra is shut down. The members hear later that the orchestra will be reformed. Only some of the members, who have not yet been rehired, gather for the orchestra.

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Mugen no junin (2017)

action, drama

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul.

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Hakoiri musuko no koi (2013)

comedy, romance

35-year-old Kentaro is a social misfit and has never dated a woman in his life. His parents worry about Kentaro being single for the rest of his life. They then go to a parental matchmaking event, hoping to find a woman to introduce to their son.

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Kuchibiru ni uta wo (2015)

drama, musical

Yuri Kashiwaga was once known as a genius pianist. One day, she returns to her hometown in Goto Islands from Tokyo. There, she begins to work as a temporary teacher at a middle school and advisor for the school chorus.

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Sandome no satsujin (2017)

drama, mystery

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder committed thirty years ago.

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Gakutai no usagi (2013)

drama, musical

Katsuhisa has an introspective personality. He wants to spend as little time as possible at his junior high school. One day, a mysterious rabbit appears in front of Katsuhisa and leads him to the school's wind band club.

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Yokomichi Yonosuke (2013)

romance, comedy

The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki.

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Sanpo suru shinryakusha (2017)

drama, sci-fi

The internationally acclaimed director of Tokyo Sonata and Journey to the Shore reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion.

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Aburakusasu no matsuri (2010)

comedy, drama, musical

Former punk rocker Jonen, now a Buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcise his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume controllers.

51th Japanese Film Festival

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