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The OzAsia Film Festival is showcasing 9 brilliant films made in Japan in the last 2 years. Here is just a taste of the diverse films:

Japanse film - Confessions
Confessions, part of the OzAsia Japanese Film Festival

CONFESSIONS by Tetsuya Nakashima, director of Kamikaze Girls and Memories of Matsuko was a huge box office hit in Japan last year.

This is a great example of how the Japanese film makers can alienate and disturb. Moriguchi sensei (teacher) is obsessed with finding the murderer of her four year old female student. Moriguchi finds obsession, revenge and confessions.

Gantz Japanese Film Festival
Gantz showing at the Japanese Film Festival

GANTZ 1 (they are already planning more) directed Shinsuke Sato (2011) is based on a Manga. It has style to boot. This is a fabulous story of a couple that die in a train crash, and rather than become standard ghosts, become gaming characters fighting weird stuff in cyberspace.

Touma at the Japanese Film Festival
Touma at the Japense Film Festival

TOUMA directed by Izuru Narushima (2010). Dr Touma chooses a tree change to a small city hospital when a patient is admitted with cirrhosis of the liver requiring an immediate transplant. Meanwhile another brain-dead patient is admitted who happens to be a match. The doctor has a moral and legal dilemma, but he needs to decide quickly.

Akun_ Japanese Film Festival
Akun showing at the OzAsia Japanese Film Festival

AKUN directed by Sang Il-Lee (2010) is about a troubled young man who murders and the ordinary young woman who falls in love with him on the internet. It seems likely it was inspired by the Facebook killer who was in the headlines in Japan a few years ago, in any case it was seethingly believable.

For a full list and description of the films click here.

To book ahead or online, click here.

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Why? Film festival
When: Varies - see website for schedule
Where: Mercury Cinema
Cost: $15 adults, $12 concession
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