11 films/events

Japan

DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA
DESTINY 鎌倉ものがたり
Japan 2017 | 129 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Adventure, Family Friendly, Fantasy

Based on a famous 1980’s manga, DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA tells the fantastical tale of author Masakazu Isshiki, his young wife Akiko, and their adventures in the supernatural town of...

Sun, Apr 08 - 5:00PM  Dole A

Sat, Apr 14 - 3:00PM  Dole A

JIMAMI TOFU
Japan, Singapore 2018 | 121 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Food, Romance

HIFF 2017 Audience Award Winner! When ambitious Singaporean chef Ryan’s wife Yuki suddenly disappears, he sets off to her hometown in Okinawa searching for clues. While Yuki is nowhere in...

Sun, Apr 15 - 4:45PM  Dole A

KUSAMA - INFINITY
Japan, United States 2017 | 80 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Art, Biography, Documentary

World premiering at Sundance, KUSAMA — INFINITY explores artist Yayoi Kusama's journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she...

Thu, Apr 12 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Fri, Apr 13 - 4:00PM  Dole A

LIFE IN OVERTIME
終わった人
Japan 2018 | 125 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Comedy, Drama, Self-discovery, Senior/Aging

The time has come and Sosuke Tashiro (Hiroshi Tachi, EIGHT RANGER) is retiring from the bank where he worked for his entire career. But instead of being excited about his new life of leisure, Sosuke...

Sun, Apr 08 - 12:30PM  Dole A

Thu, Apr 12 - 8:00PM  Dole A

MIXED DOUBLES
ミックス。
Japan 2018 | 119 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Comedy, Sports

When Tamako Tomita was little she was a table tennis prodigy, forced to practice endlessly by her ping pong obsessed mother. But when her mother passes away Tamako vows to leave table tennis behind...

Sun, Apr 08 - 8:00PM  Dole A

Sat, Apr 14 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery C

MORI, THE ARTIST'S HABITAT
モリのいる場所
Japan 2018 | 99 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Art, Biographical, Drama, Nature

Based on an actual account, MORI, THE ARTIST’S HABITAT depicts one day in the twilight years of Morikazu Kumagai (aka Mori) one of Japan’s most celebrated 20th century painters. Known as...

Sat, Apr 07 - 3:45PM  Dole A

Tue, Apr 10 - 5:30PM  Dole A

OMOTENASHI
おもてなし
Japan, Taiwan ROC 2018 | 96 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama

The young heir to a construction company in Taiwan is sent to Kyoto to oversee the renovation of a hotel they’ve bought. In the hopes to get back with his ex and sell the hotel, he meets the...

Mon, Apr 09 - 8:00PM  Dole A

Wed, Apr 11 - 5:45PM  Dole A

RAMEN HEADS
Japan 2017 | 93 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Biographical, Documentary, Food

Love ramen? Then, this is the film for you! Tokyo-based Chef Osamu Tomita takes cameras into his kitchen, where he shares recipes, trade secrets and his thoughts on flavors. The reigning kind of...

Mon, Apr 09 - 6:00PM  Dole A

Fri, Apr 13 - 8:00PM  Dole A

THE THIRD MURDER
三度目の殺人
Japan 2017 | 124 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Crime, Drama

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Mikuma (Koji Yakusho) who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case...

Fri, Apr 06 - 8:00PM  Dole A

Sat, Apr 14 - 8:00PM  Dole A

TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT
勝手にふるえてろ
Japan 2017 | 117 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Comedy, Magical Realism, Romance

Yoshika is a young ‘office lady’ at an accounting firm. She has had a crush on her former classmate "Ichi" (one) for 10 years and never had a boyfriend. But one day, her...

Thu, Apr 12 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Apr 15 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery C

WE MAKE ANTIQUES!
嘘八百
Japan 2017 | 110 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Art, Buddy Picture, Comedy

From the director of 100 YEN LOVE comes a comedy about two crooked antique dealers that come together in a most unlikely way. Norio is a washed up antiques dealer trying to make a buck scamming...

Sat, Apr 07 - 6:00PM  Dole A

Wed, Apr 11 - 8:00PM  Dole A

11 films/events
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