Osaka Asian Film Festival Online
All films have English subtitles and are available worldwide!
1. Online Screening Programs
【Osaka Asian Film Festival Online】 < Theater ONE > 10 films
From the rich selection of works that have been screened at the Osaka Asian Film Festival in the past, we have selected 10 titles that are now perfect to reintroduce to the world.
Director: YAMAZAKI Yutaka (山崎裕)
トルソ｜2009｜Japan｜104min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: WATANABE Makiko (渡辺真起子), ANDO Sakura (安藤サクラ), IURA Arata (ARATA/井浦新), AOI Sora(蒼井そら), ISHIBASHI Renji (石橋蓮司)
©2009 “Torso” Film Partners
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2010 Official Selection
Hiroko is an “office lady” quite content with her solitary life. With her stubborn aversion to people, the only thing she can love is her "Torso", a limbless inflatable male doll. One day, her half-sister Mina, fed up with her boyfriend's violence and infidelity, comes knocking on her door. Cinematographer YAMAZAKI Yutaka captures an element of female mentality with sensitive images in his directorial debut feature, featuring a woman obsessed with a male torso, and her sister who lives a freewheeling life.
Director: SHIMIZU Shumpei (清水俊平)
息ぎれの恋人たち｜2017｜Japan｜20min. (Short film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: YOSHIMURA Kaito (吉村界人), URABE Fusako (占部房子), KURODA Daisuke (黒田大輔), SHINOHARA Atsushi (篠原篤)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017 Indie Forum & Housen Cultural Foundation: Support for film study and production
Suffering from heartbreak and asthma, 23-year-old Toshiyuki pushes the limits of his body to chase the ghost of Tatsuya, his recently deceased boyfriend, against the black-blue backdrop of Tokyo’s cityscape. Toshiyuki meets Tatsuya's mother Chieko, who is visiting Tokyo from Hiroshima for the anniversary of her son's death. Will the two find some connection with each other and be able to mourn? YANAGIJIMA Katsumi, known for KITANO films, is the cinematographer.
Director: MISAWA Takuya (三澤拓哉)
3泊4日、5時の鐘｜2014｜Japan, Thailand｜89min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: KOSHINO Ena (小篠恵奈), SUGINO Kiki (杉野希妃), HORI Natsuko (堀夏子), NAKAZAKI Haya (中崎敏), FUKUSHIMA Juri (福島珠理)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015 Competition
Director MISAWA Takuya displays a light touch and a love of cinema in this whimsical film in which students and teachers come together during a weekend for a wedding at a hotel. The film flutters back and forth between the various characters and their feelings until the wedding starts. Weaving between narrative lines, the film portrays repressed and occasionally open irritations and infatuations, old and new, flaring up between the various characters. SUGINO Kiki serves as the executive producer.
The Faceless Dead
Director: IZUCHI Kishu (井土紀州)
行旅死亡人｜2009｜Japan｜112min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: CHOSOKABE Yoko (長宗我部陽子), TODO Umi (藤堂海), AKUZAWA Reika (阿久沢麗加), MOTOMURA Satoshi (本村聡), TANAKA Gan (田中がん)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2009 Asian Meeting Osaka 2009
What if an unknown stranger somewhere impersonates you and lives life?
24-year-old TAKIGAWA Misaki (TODO Umi) aspiring to be a non-fiction writer, receives a strange phone call saying TAKIGAWA Misaki is in a coma in a hospital. Learning that someone has posed as Misaki, she visits the hospital and finds an unexpected person.
She begins to discover the woman's real name and the reason why she had to be someone else.
Jeux de Plage
Director: NATSUTO Aimi (夏都愛未)
浜辺のゲーム｜2019｜Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea｜77min.(Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese, English, Korean, Thai｜Subtitles: English, Japanese
Cast: HORI Haruna (堀春菜), FUKUSHIMA Juri (福島珠理), KATO Shinsuke (カトウシンスケ), Donsaron KOVITVANITCHA (ドンサロン), OTSUKA Nanaho (大塚菜々穂)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019 Competition
One day in spring, college student Sayaka visits Shonan with Yui. Sayaka is secretly attracted to Yui, but Yui's best friend Momoko is waiting for them. The three girls stay at a holiday villa by the beach. Sayaka's anger and disdain towards Yui intensify as she finds it hard deal with Yui and Momoko and there is an uncomfortable feeling among them. The tangled emotions behind friendship begin to be unveiled…
Director: IGARASHI Akiko (五十嵐皓子)
メカニカル・テレパシー｜2018｜Japan｜78min.(Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: YOSHIDA Ryuichi (吉田龍一), SHIRAKAWA Nanami (白河奈々未), SHIN Yoshio (申芳夫), IBUKI Aoi (伊吹葵)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017 Indie Forum
When an accident happens during an experiment involving a machine which visualizes the contents of human minds, developer MISHIMA Soichi loses consciousness. His wife and co-developer, Midori, continues the development in an attempt to visualize Soichi’s mind...
Is the human mind identical with the actual human? This sci-fi drama, based on an experimental short film by the director, depicts love and skepticism through the relationships between researchers who visualize human minds.
Screened at OAFF 2017 under the title of “Visualized Hearts”, and later released as “Mechanical Telepathy”.
Nice to Meet You
Director: OE Takamasa (大江崇允)
適切な距離｜2011｜Japan｜92min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: UCHIMURA Haruka (内村遥), SHINJU Hiromi (辰寿広美), TOKIMITSU Riku (時光陸), SASAKI Mayuko (佐々木麻由子)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2011 Asian Meeting Osaka 2011
The second feature by OE Takamasa, who won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes with “Drive My Car”, co-written by HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke. University student Yuji lives alone with his mother. He begins to keep a journal. One day, he finds his mother’s diary, in which she details her imaginary life with Yuji’s unborn little brother. “Nice to Meet You” looks into the verity of a real life hidden under a lie, by depicting an alienated mother and son trying to communicate through a fictional diary.
Reiko and the Dolphin
Director: IMAOKA Shinji (いまおかしんじ)
れいこいるか｜2019｜Japan｜100min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: TAKEDA Aki (武田暁), KAWAYA Hidetoshi (河屋秀俊), TOYODA Hiroomi (豊田博臣), MIMURA Tae (美村多栄), SATO Hiroshi (佐藤宏)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020 Indie Forum
It is 1995 in downtown Kobe. 3-year-old Reiko dies at the Great Hanshin Earthquake, when her mother Ichiko is at a hotel having an affair. Tasuke divorces Ichiko, but he isn’t quite over his ex-wife. One day he steps in to protect a boy from his abusive father and accidentally kills him. 23 years after Reiko's death, Ichiko and Tasuke go to the aquarium to see the dolphin show, fondly remembering the last day they spent with their daughter….
The Sound of Light
Director: YAMASAKI Juichiro (山崎樹一郎)
ひかりのおと｜2011｜Japan｜89min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: FUJIHISA Yoshitomo (藤久善友), MORI Eri (森衣里), MASAGO Takeshi (真砂豪)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2012 Special Screenings
Deep in the mountains of north Okayama Prefecture, a young farmer tries to make a new life for himself while dealing with the weight of family obligations. He wanted to make music in Tokyo but has returned to the small family farm that has been passed down for generations. The first feature-length film by writer/director YAMASAKI Juichiro, a farmer himself, reveals the tangled life of a young dairy farmer and his hopes for the future from the point of view of those who make their living from the earth.
Director: TAKEUCHI Yosuke (竹内洋介)
種をまく人｜2016｜Japan｜117min. (Feature-length film)｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
Cast: KISHI Kentaro (岸建太朗), TAKENAKA Suzuno (竹中涼乃), ADACHI Tomomitsu (足立智充), NAKAJIMA Arisa (中島亜梨沙)
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2018 Indie Forum
Mitsuo, who just came out of the hospital after three years, experiences brief happiness with his brother Yuta and his niece Chie. The next day, Mitsuo takes Chie and his other niece Itsuki to an amusement park. However, Chie kills Itsuki by dropping her on the ground while Mitsuo takes his eyes off them. When Chie is asked by her mother what has happened, Chie lies, saying Mitsuo dropped Itsuki. Mitsuo becomes isolated from society and devotes himself solely to prayers for Itsuki by sowing sunflower seeds.
2. Screening Schedule
|Theater ONE Opening Film "Torso"||available from 10:00 on March 3 until 23:59 on March 20|
|Theater ONE other films||available from 12:00 on March 3 until 23:59 on March 20|
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3. How to Watch
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5. Rental Price
1000 JPY for one feature-length film
500 JPY for one short-length film
5000 JPY for Theater ONE PASS
- The above prices are valid for purchase from Japan. Prices for purchase from outside Japan vary according to area. Prices will be shown on each film page.