VII Japan Society CUTS Contemporary Japanese Film Festival
The Japan Society CUTS Contemporary Japanese Film Festival is one of my favorites.
This year we saw four very different but delightful (in their own way) fims, all of them USA premieres and Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival:
The Festival Opening Film, with Introduction and Q&A with Director Toshiaki Toyoda, and after film party. Interesting story about death, life, cults…
An extremely hilarious movie based on the famous manga. The best opening (or at least funniest) scene in the history of film.
Director Shunichiro Miki has invested all his savings into making this extremely well crafted surreal tale.
Very funny and entertaining film for such a silly premise. Also based on a manga.
Of course, while we were in the area, with so many Japanese restaurants in 47th, we tried:
And a non-Japanese treat between the two films of the double feature on Sunday: Lobster roll at Fresh & Co. Delicious.