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Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema - July 1-16, 2010

We are back!

Zero Focus is one of more than 20 films being screened at JAPAN CUTS, Japan Society's cutting-edge contemporary Japanese film festival.

Offering you the roughest, the sharpest... and the smoothest of today's cutting-edge film scene!

JAPAN CUTS returns with the only large-scale Japanese film festival in North America, offering U.S. and NY premieres of the latest and best in Japanese cinema. In its fourth consecutive year, the summer festival will screen over 20 titles (the most ever!), including co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (July 1-4) and a special selection of films from the last decade (Best of Unreleased Naughties!) which have not been treated to U.S. release.

Film List

About Her Brother
おとうと (Ototo)
Directed by Yoji Yamada
North American Premiere

Accidental Kidnapper
誘拐ラプソディー (Yukai Rhapsody)
Directed by Hideo Sakaki
New York Premiere

Alien Vs. Ninja
Directed by Seiji Chiba
World Premiere

Bare Essence of Life:
Ultra Miracle Love Story
(Urutora mirakuru rabu sutori)
Directed by Satoko Yokohama
New York Premiere

Blood of Rebirth
蘇りの血 (Yomigaeri no chi)
Directed by Toshiaki Toyoda
New York Premiere

Boys on the Run
ボーイズ・オン・ザ・ラン (Boizu on za ran)
Directed by Daisuke Miura
North American Premiere

告白 (Kokuhaku)
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
U.S. Premiere

Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World
(Sekai no Chūshin de, Ai o Sakebu)
Directed by Isao Yukisada
New York Premiere

Dear Doctor
Directed by Miwa Nishikawa
New York Premiere

Electric Button (Moon & Cherry)
月とチェリー (Tsuki to Cherry)
Directed by Yuki Tanada
U.S. Premiere

The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker
(Ahiru to kamo no koinrokka)
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura
North American Premiere

Golden Slumber
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura
New York Premiere

Hanging Garden
空中庭園 (Kuchu teien)
Directed by Toshiaki Toyoda

Kakera: A Piece of Our Life
カケラ (Kakera)
Directed by Momoko Ando
North American Premiere

King of Thorn
いばらの王 (Ibara no Ō)
Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama
North American Premiere

Memories of Matsuko
嫌われ松子の一生 (Kiraware Matsuko no issho)
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima

Mutant Girls Squad
戦闘少女 血の鉄仮面伝説
(Sento shojo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu)
Directed by Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi
International Premiere

Nightmare Detective 2
悪夢探偵2 (Akumu Tantei 2)
Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
U.S Premiere

Oh, My Buddha!
色即ぜねれいしょん (Shikisoku zenereishon)
Directed by Tomorowo Taguchi
New York Premiere

One Million Yen Girl
(Hyakuman-en to nigamushi onna)
Directed by Yuki Tanada
U.S. Premiere

Directed by Isao Yukisada
New York Premiere

Sawako Decides
(Kawa no soko kara konnichi wa)
Directed by Yuya Ishii
North American Premiere

Sweet Little Lies
ス イートリトルライズ
Directed by Hitoshi Yazaki
U.S. Premiere

Villon's Wife
ヴィヨンの妻 〜桜桃とタンポポ〜
(Viyon no tsuma)
Directed by Kichitaro Negishi
New York Premiere

Zero Focus
ゼロの焦点 (Zero no shoten)
Directed by Isshin Inudou
U.S. Premiere

JAPAN CUTS is co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival.
This series is funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.
Additional support is provided by Sapporo USA, Inc. and UNIQLO.
Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines.
Media sponsorship is provided by WNYC.
Japan Society's 2010-2011 Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.
Additional support is provided by The Globus Family, Yoshiko and Tim Schilt, David S. Howe, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Randall I. Stempler, and Elaine Sheng and Samuel Jamier.

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