Tag Archive: Kotatsu

The Night I Swam (Kotatsu Film Screening)

THE NIGHT I SWAM 泳ぎすぎた夜 Directed by IGARASHI Kohei, Damien Manivel • 2017 • Drama, Snow, Aomori • 79 minutes • Trailer Snow covered mountains in Japan. Every night, a fisherman makes his way to the market in town. His 6 year-old son is awoken by … Continue reading →

We Make Antiques! (Kotatsu Film Screening)

WE MAKE ANTIQUES 嘘八百 Directed by TAKE Masaharu • 2018 • Comedy, Crime, Osaka • 105 minutes • Trailer A dowdy antique dealer Norio finds a valuable tea cup of the most famous Japanese tea master “Sen no Rikyu” from the 16th century when searching inside a … Continue reading →

Awake (Kotatsu Film Screening)

AWAKE Directed by YAMADA Atsuhiro • 2020 • Drama, Sport, Shogi • 119 minutes • Trailer Eiichi (YOSHIZAWA Ryo) and Riku (WAKABA Ryu) grew up devoted to shogi. In their 20s, Riku came out the better player. To redeem himself, Eiichi devotes himself to create an AI … Continue reading →

Round Trip Heart (Kotatsu Film Screening)

ROUND TRIP HEART ロマンス Directed by TANADA Yuki • 2015 • Drama, Romance, Hakone • 97 minutes • Trailer 26-year-old HOJO Hachiko (OSHIMA Yuko) works as a train attendant on a Romance Car, but doesn’t have the self-confidence for a romance of her own. An encounter … Continue reading →

KOTATSU: Japanese Films at the Hot Docs Cinema

Welcome back to our annual January film screenings! After a 2+ year absence, we have returned to the Hot Docs Cinema with four distinct Japanese films to keep you warm and out of the cold! Continue reading →