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New York’s Japan Cuts 2017 Unveils Full Slate of Premieres

Japan Cuts 2017, NY’s annual festival celebrating the best of new Japanese cinema, is back with its 11th edition scheduled from July 13 to 23. This year’s roster includes 28 feature and 6 short films, ranging across epic blockbusters, indies, documentaries, animations and restored classics. In-person access to filmmakers and stars, Q&A sessions and parties are some extra treats on offer.

Yusuke Iseya in Mumon © 2017 Mumon Film Partners

The festival opens on Thursday, July 13th, with Yoshihiro Nakamura’s Mumon: Land of the Stealth, a playful take on the period drama genre, full of fantastical ninja moves and its own sense of eccentricity. Nakamura will be available for post-screening Q&A and Opening Night Party at Japan Society’s historic theater.

After a series of International, North America, Us, East Coast and NY Premieres, the festival will close with Sunao Katabuchi’s enchanting In This Corner of the World, a poignant coming-of-age story set during WWII.

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