TBA Studios brings critically-acclaimed Japanese dystopian film “Plan 75” to PH cinemas  

TBA Studios, one of the leading film production and distribution companies in the Philippines, has acquired the exclusive Philippine theatrical rights to the award-winning film Plan 75. Written and directed by acclaimed short film director Chie Hayakawa, this critically lauded dystopian drama made its international premiere in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film …

QCinema 2021 to feature two Ryūsuke Hamaguchi movies

2021 is the year of Japanese auteur Ryūsuke Hamaguchi.   Touted as the most important Japanese director to emerge in recent years, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi marked this year with two feature films that have both been sensations on the festival circuit.  His film Wheel of Fortune And Fantasy won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale. Less than four months …

HBO Asia Original Film ‘Gensan Punch’ gets world premiere and award nomination at the Busan International Film Festival

MANILA, September 28, 2021 – A brand-new HBO Asia Original film GENSAN PUNCH will have its world premiere in “A Window on Asian Cinema” section (Competition) at the upcoming 26th edition of Busan International Film Festival, before premiering exclusively on HBO GO and HBO in the next few months. The Filipino-Japanese title in English, Japanese …

Movies from China, Japan and Korea coming to iQiyi this July

This July, iQiyi International presents a slate of all-star blockbusters with mesmerizing casts from China, Japan, and Korea. Animation hits include the record-breaking Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train and Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond. New crime and thriller films that have garnered best-in-class cast and rave reviews, including Voice of Silence (starring Yoo Ah-in and …

‘Rurouni Kenshin’ live-action films coming to Netflix

From the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin in 2012 to The Final which was released this 2021 in Japan, the critically-acclaimed and box office franchise of the hit manga to film is coming to streaming giant Netflix. Rurouni Kenshin (2012), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014), Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2015) and Rurouni Kenshin: The Final …

‘Goliath,’ ‘Quantum Suicide,’ ‘100 Midget Zombie Cannibals’ selected at the 25th BIFAN

On May 24, the 25th Bucheon International Film Festival (BIFAN, Festival Director: SHIN Chul) announced the 40 official selections from 29 countries for this year’s NAFF project market. The selections consist of 19 projects for It Project, 11 projects for Project Spotlight: Korea, 6 projects for Work in Progress, 2 projects for Nordic Genre Invasion, …

‘Weathering With You’ Review: A Love Story Against All Odds

WEATHERING WITH YOU (2019) Review Directed by Makoto Shinkai Yes, I love Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name.’ I was blown by literally everything about it. But can I say the same thing about ‘Weathering With You’? No. But there’s still something so special about it it’s irresistible once you get the hang of the story. The …

Snow Flower’s Challenge For 1M Yen: Would You Pretend To Be In A Relationship With A Stranger For One Month?

Calling all hopeless romantics! You’ll surely fall for this Japanese love story, coming out February 6 in cinemas nationwide that spans four beautiful seasons.                 This love month, dive into a puddle—no, an ocean of feels with Snow Flower, a Japanese YA movie that is almost too precious for this world. Out on February 6 …

Shangri-La Plaza Presents Multi-Awarded Films for Eiga Sai’s 20th Anniversary

Shangri-La Plaza hosts Eiga Sai’s milestone 20th anniversary, with screenings of a roster of awarding winning films that will take audiences through decades of Japanese cinema’s different genres. Catch the acclaimed drama, comedy, animated and suspense films from July 7 to 16 at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2. Film enthusiasts and mall guests can also …