Himizu

Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan

Jellyfish Eyes

In present-day Japan, little Masashi moves from an evacuation center to a small village. There he will discover that every child has the ability to communicate with a fantastic creature, but they are being used in an evil plan to collect the children’s negative energy. Artist Takashi Murakami ‘s debut film is an amazing epic story that is an X-Ray of children’s hopes and fears with the artist’s unmistakable visual style.

The Boy and the Beast

Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he’s looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That encounter leads them to many adventures.

Kabukicho Love Hotel

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo—where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight—the dreams and desires of these characters intersect and collide in a bittersweet portrait of modern Japan as they try to get through the day while aspiring for something greater. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

Lesson of the Evil

A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.