Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Action Shorts Short Films

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

With his films regularly screened at the Cannes Film Festival and a recent recipient of the lifetime achievement award at the Tokyo International Film Festival, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa is one of the most influential and eccentric filmmakers from Japan. Having made his mark on the horror genre with films like Cure and Pulse, Kurosawa’s oeuvre has grown to include family dramas, crime thrillers, and romances. The JICC is excited to present two rarely-seen gems by Kurosawa and his only forays into the martial arts genre with two short films, Beautiful New Bay Area Project and Seventh Code.

  • Beautiful New Bay Area Project
    Japan | 2013 | 29 min | Drama/Action
    From the inimitable Kurosawa Kiyoshi, a kung-fu black comedy. Unbeknownst to her brash admirer, Yoko, the beautiful dockworker, is a kung-fu master. The admirer was finding life meaningless and was about to kill himself when he spotted Yoko… But when he tries to impress her with money and behaves untowardly, Yoko shows him her true colors.

  • Seventh Code
    Japan | 2013 | 60 min | Suspense/Action
    Akiko arrives in the far eastern city of Vladivostok in search of a man called Matsunaga. She is eventually reunited with him, but he soon disappears, leaving her with only his mysterious words...

Please note that all films are unrated and recommended for ages 12+.
Viewer discretion is advised.

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