Tetsuro had been disowned by his sister due to his oddball, embarrassing, loud behaviour. Tetsuro's terminal illness marks the beginning of the pair's reconciliation, love and toleration and provides hope for any brother-sister relationship. Watch the trailer here.
Castle Under Fiery Skies directed by Mitsutoshi Tanaka explores the holy grail of carpentry the Azuchi Castle and a peasant carpenter renowned for his "divine hands". "An unmissable insight into the world of traditional Japanese architecture and carpentry in a period drama setting."
Confessions a huge Japanese box office hit plunges into a world of obsession, retribution and vengeance about a teacher, looking for the murderer of her four year old daughter within the students from her own class.
For the Samurai film buffs Sword of Desperation tells the story of Kanemi a skilled swordsman who has vowed to protect his lord from the evil clutches of his most trusted lover, an ex-prostitute named Renko.
No Japanese film festival would be complete without Anime, special guests include Naoyoshi Shiotani (director of "Tokyo Marble Chocolate" and "Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror").
Animation of the Year (Japan Academy Prizes 2009) Oblivion Island reflects the life of a daydreaming teenager who enters Oblivion Island after following a strange creature resembling a fox. "Will Haruka find her long lost memories and make it back with them?"