Japanese Films in Competition at Cannes - Still to Watch

by Jamiku | created - 17 Sep 2017 | updated - 26 Oct 2017 | Public
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2. Genji monogatari (1951)

121 min | Drama

Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet ... See full summary »

Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Michiyo Kogure, Machiko Kyô, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 105

6. An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)

104 min | Drama

Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Akiko Tamura, Yatsuko Tan'ami, Ken Mitsuda, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 84

7. Love Letter (1953)

98 min | Drama, Romance

This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »

Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Jûkichi Uno, Jûzô Dôsan

Votes: 111

13. The Rice People (1957)

118 min | Drama

The heroes and heroines are all rice farmers, struggling to eke out an existence in an unfriendly world.

Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Shinjirô Ebara, Eijirô Tôno, Yûko Mochizuki, Masako Nakamura

Votes: 54

14. Yukiguni (1957)

133 min | Drama

It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the ... See full summary »

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Keiko Kishi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Akira Kubo

Votes: 116

15. Shirasagi (1958)

97 min | Drama

The story follows Oshino, a geisha who is trying to start a new life with a lover who is a painter. However, her past filled with debts and pimps catches up to her.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Fujiko Yamamoto, Keizô Kawasaki, Yosuke Irie, Shûji Sano

Votes: 6

16. Odd Obsession (1959)

107 min | Drama

A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Ganjirô Nakamura, Junko Kanô, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 684

17. Foundry Town (1962)

99 min | Drama

Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of poor foundry workers and their families, and one girl's dreams of self-improvement through ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kirio Urayama | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Eijirô Tôno, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 111

18. Hymn to a Tired Man (1968)

130 min | Drama

During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Makoto Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa, Tomoko Naraoka

Votes: 61

20. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

104 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Kaoru Yachigusa, Keiko Niitaka, Masumi Harukawa, Kan Mikami

Votes: 1,183

21. Farewell to the Ark (1984)

127 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Mayumi Ogawa, Yoshio Harada, Yôko Takahashi

Votes: 329

24. Desert Moon (2001)

131 min | Drama

Nagai, a software industry expert is an absolute slave to his work. It is no wonder that his personal life is a complete mess. His wife and daughter left him but he has kept a camera with him to preserve their memory.

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Maho Toyota, Shûji Kashiwabara, Yukiko Ikari

Votes: 186

25. Radiance (II) (2017)

101 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Shirakawa

Votes: 1,244



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