MFA Film is thrilled to present a vibrant showcase of the very best recent films produced in Japan. Don’t miss Hirokazu Kore-eda’s poignant family drama Shoplifters, winner of the top prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival; and Masaaki Yuasa’s animated adventure The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, about a college student whose fondness for fancy cocktails and rare books leads to a string of increasingly bizarre encounters. The festival opens with a free screening of Mari Okada’s breathtaking anime Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, about an immortal girl who has the power to weave her thoughts and emotions into fabric. This annual celebration of Japanese filmmaking is made possible through a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.

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In This Series

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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Sold Out)
February 1, 2019
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Directed by Mari Okada (Japan, 2018, 115 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Tremble All You Want
February 2, 2019
2:00 pm4:05 pm

Directed by Akiko Ohku (Japan, 2017, 117 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Kusama: Infinity
February 3, 2019
1:00 pm2:25 pm

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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
February 3, 2019
3:00 pm5:00 pm

Directed by Mari Okada (Japan, 2018, 115 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Shoplifters
February 6, 2019
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan, 2018, 121 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Ramen Shop
February 7, 2019
8:00 pm9:35 pm

Directed by Eric Khoo (Japan, 2018, 90 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Ramen Shop
February 8, 2019
6:00 pm7:35 pm

Directed by Eric Khoo (Japan, 2018, 90 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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We Make Antiques!
February 10, 2019
12:30 pm2:20 pm

Directed by Masaharu Take (Japan, 2018, 110 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (Sold Out)
February 14, 2019
8:00 pm9:40 pm

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Japan, 2017, 92 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Shoplifters (Sold Out)
February 15, 2019
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan, 2018, 121 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
February 16, 2019
1:30 pm3:20 pm

Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible (Japan/USA, 2017, 102 min.). Digital. Japanese and English with English subtitles.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: async Live at the Park Avenue Armory
February 16, 2019
4:00 pm5:10 pm

Directed by Stephan Nomura Schible (USA/Japan, 2018, 65 min.). Digital. In English and Japanese with English subtitles.

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This Japanese Program at the MFA is generously supported by a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.