The Japan Society's annual Japan Cuts Festival starts Friday and runs until July 30th. As with all festivals these days it is going to be virtual and the films will be available all through the festival with special events happening at specific times. Details can be found on the website.
Long time readers of Unseen Films will know how much I love this festival. Not only is it a great showcase for great films from Japan, it is also a great show case for great films period.This is a festival where I always find a couple of films I never thought would interest me but which result in me putting them on my end of the year best of lists.
Of course I highly recommend you purchase tickets to see whatever it is that interests you. Again ticket information is on the website.
Normally at this point I would give you a taste of the films that are playing by way of making recommendations. Unfortunately a combination of real world circumstances and receiving the films as things exploded means that I am just now scrambling to see the films so I can review them.
As I write this I have only seen ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND because I reviewed it at the New York International Children's Film Festival earlier this year. (It's great go see it) and FUKUSHIMA 50 which was at the top of my list to see. FUKUSHIMA 50 is kick ass with a first ten minutes (the earthquake and tsunami) which will curl your hair.
Reviews will be coming as I can manage them....
Until then go buy tickets.