Posted by Justin D Williams
Japan Society has announced the full lineup of the 12th annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film and now the trailer for this years's festival is available, showcasing the wide range of the best and hardest-to-see films made in and around Japan today—from blockbusters, independent productions and anime, to documentaries, avant-garde works, short films, and new restorations.
This year’s edition spans ten days — from July 19 through July 29 — and features 28 feature-length films and 9 short films across the Feature Slate, Classics: Rediscoveries and Restorations,Documentary Focus, and Experimental Spotlight sections. Among them are 3 World Premieres, 3 International Premieres, 11 North American Premieres, 8 U.S. Premieres, 3 East Coast Premieres, and 7 New York Premieres. In addition, JAPAN CUTS 2018 boasts the most confirmed guest filmmakers, actors, and producers in the festival’s history, many visiting New York with films for the first time.