Upcoming Japanese Films at CAAMFest

Some upcoming Japanese films in the 2013 CAAMFest that may be of interest to alumni and friends:

 

The Land of Hope

CINEMASIA / JAPAN / 2012 / INDEPENDENT / 133 MINS

An earthquake and nuclear crisis forces two Japanese families to decide what is worth sacrificing in the name of safety. Alternately naturalistic and surreal, this first feature inspired by the 2011 Tohoku-Fukushima disaster shows how love and loyalty can put people on opposite sides of the evacuation border. From the director of Suicide Club and Love Exposure.

 

Astro Boy: The Movie (Spotlight)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2009 / FAMILY / 94 MINS

Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers created by a genius scientist who dreams of replacing the son that he’s lost in a fatal car accident. This 2009 adaptation of the famous manga is filled with a devoted fan’s loving appreciation for the history of the series.

 

Astro Boy: The 60th Anniversary Exhibition

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Our Astro Boy exhibition will have on hand many rare items to celebrate the anniversary of this global hero, including TV episodes, classic manga and video games to play!

 

No Longer There

SHORTS / JAPAN / 2012 / SHORT / 23 MINS
A young women suddenly falls victim to an accident and loses her front teeth. The man tasked with making her artificial dentures grows close to this woman he has never meet as he envisions her style and voice in an intimate imaginary world of his own creation. Their time together was only supposed to last until her dentures were complete, but what happens when this man and woman meet in the real world?