Japan 2016 | 30 min.
Alphabet Soup Shorts | Family Friendly, LGBT
Seiko goes home to celebrate her father's second marriage. But a bride Seiko meets is not a woman, but her father wearing make-up. Seiko cannot accept it. But she gets knowing Father's love...
Sat, Nov 04 - 8:30PM Dole Cannery D
ICHI THE KILLER
Japan 2001 | 128 min.
Fantastic Asia | Crime, Horror, Thriller
HIFF is proud to present a special screening of a remastered version of this classic Japanese gangster film from maverick director Takashi Miike. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original film...
Sat, Nov 04 - 8:45PM Dole Cannery H
Japan, Singapore 2017 | 121 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Drama, Food, Romance
When ambitious Singaporean chef Ryan’s wife Yuki suddenly disappears, it leaves him reeling. In an effort to find her, he sets off to her hometown in Okinawa searching for clues. While Yuki is...
Thu, Nov 09 - 5:30PM Dole Cannery B
Sat, Nov 11 - 5:30PM Dole Cannery B
Sun, Nov 12 - 12:30PM Dole Cannery B
Fri, Nov 17 - 8:15PM Hilo Palace Theater
Sun, Nov 19 - 4:45PM Waimea Theater Kauai
France, Japan 2017 | 90 min.
Planet Anime | Action/Adventure, Animation, Anime, Crime, Science Fiction
Based on the iconic French comic book and the cult Sundance animated short, MUTAFUKAZ is a hybrid culture animated mishmash, from the team behind TEKKONKINKREET and MIND GAME, that will blow your...
Thu, Nov 09 - 8:45PM Dole Cannery E
Sat, Nov 11 - 6:45PM Dole Cannery E
Japan 2017 | 111 min.
Planet Anime | Adventure, Animation, Anime, Family Friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction
The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of...
Fri, Nov 03 - 6:15PM Dole Cannery A
Sun, Nov 05 - 2:30PM Dole Cannery A
Sat, Nov 18 - 3:15PM Waimea Theater Kauai
Sun, Nov 19 - 3:00PM Hilo Palace Theater
TALES OF CHIGASAKI
茅ヶ崎物語～MY LITTLE HOMETOWN～
Japan 2017 | 93 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Biography, Docu-Drama, Music, Personal Narrative
Chigasaki is no ordinary seaside town in Japan. It has produced many cultural and musical figures including Japan’s most popular singer Keisuke Kuwata (Southern All-Stars). In this unique...
Sun, Nov 05 - 12:00PM Dole Cannery A
Japan 2017 | 29 min.
Adulting Shorts | Coming of Age, Family, Food
Aoi is a high school student living with her father, Kazuo, who suffers from depression. Kazuo owns a sushi restaurant but is unable to operate due to his illness. Aoi has no choice but to succeed...
Fri, Nov 10 - 7:30PM Dole Cannery E