Japanese documentary film, the nation's fiction movie output, is under-appreciated internationally. Despite beating prizes at global festivals or being the subject of domestic acclaim, only a piece of these has been filtered regularly or publicized on home video forms outside of Japan.
1. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
It is a story of charming look into the behind-the-scenes of sushi making and what it takes to perfect one's craft, shedding light on Japanese work ethics and discipline. Featuring the formerly Michelin-starred sushi restaurant.
2. Queer Japan
The 3-hour-long documentary features well-known figures such as Vivienne Sato, Japan's first frankly transgender councilwoman. Queer Japan is a movie that praises queer and trans civilization in modern Japan. Looking into the lives of artists, activists, and better from the LGBTQ+ community.
3. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
Hell-bent on uncovering who stood liable for their ends, Kenzo moves about and sees former surviving troopers in his crew to find the truth. Pursues Kenzo Okuzaki, a battle veteran who's exploring the unexplained performance of his mates after the end of WW2.
4. The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness
The movie mainly concentrates on the respected Hayao Miyazaki features and other equally important co-founders of Studio Ghibli, such as long-time friend and producer Toshio Suzuki. They Documented during the period when Studio Ghibli was producing The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess.
5. The Great Happiness Space: Tale of An Osaka Love Thief
The idea of love between lovely hosts and the female clientele is made on financial dealings. The Amazing Joy Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief looks into what goes on in one of Osaka's most popular host clubs.
6. The Birth Of Sake
From polishing rice to supervising fermentation, The Birth Of Sake walks us through the ancient craft of sake production. Established in 1870, Yoshida Saké Brewery has produced quality sake by hand for more than 150 years.
7. Tokyo Olympiad
The movie documented a new playbook for how to film marks artistically. Tokyo Olympics brings an impressionistic peek at the expressivity and physicality of the human body, Using telephoto lenses, freeze frames, and low-frame-rate photography.
8. The Cherry Tree With Gray Blossoms
One of Japan's numerous famous and prolific female documentary filmmakers made the original film unaided. The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms stood a long-planned scheme that eventually ended following Sumiko's sister's death.
The fiction movies Naomi Kawase created over the years have been well obtained. Both films are painful, gloomy diaristic exercises, full of vibrant ideas and explosive emotions. Musing on connection and absence.
As amusing as it is peacefully horrifying, the Campaign reveals the nonsense of electoral democracy. It follows a regional political candidate running in Kawasaki City through the campaign trail, running with a mandate for "reform."