Tag Archive: Kotatsu

KOTATSU: Japanese Cinema at Innis Town Hall

We are back with our annual winter film showcase! This year we are bringing contemporary Japanese cinema to Innis Town Hall to warm your hearts and keep out of the cold with our soul-stirring lineup of films. The kotatsu (炬燵 … Continue reading →

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 →