The Land of Hope

An old couple, their only son, the son’s wife, a young man and his lover live peacefully in a village. Then, a terrifying earthquake strikes that causes a nearby nuclear station to explode. The residents must evacuate, but the family lives on a farm, with only half of the area designated as an evacuation area…

Cold Fish (Tsumetai Nettaigyo)

Equal parts black humor and bloody dementia in this true crime portrait of a Japanese tropical fish dealer responsible for over 40 murders. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

The Whispering Star

A humanoid robot deliverywoman muses on the mystery of human nature as she drops off parcels around the galaxy.

Guilty of Romance

On a rainy day, a woman’s dead body is found in an apartment. Female detective Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is in charge of the case. Although Kazuko has a happy life with her family, she can’t disconnect her relationship with her lover. While trying to unravel the mysterious murder case, Kazuko finds out the secret of university assistant professor Mitsuko (Makoto Togashi) and Izumi (Megumi Kagurazaka) who is a devoted housewife. Her husband is a popular novelist.