Japan

Close-Knit, directed by Naoko Ogigami, is Japan's first mainstream movie about a transgender woman. 

July 19 2017 1:22 PM

In a film based on her semiautobiographical novel, Japanese actress and cult theater director Junko Emoto tells the story of an all-female theater troupe.

July 19 2017 6:45 AM

West North West, directed by Takuro Nakamura, follows a Tehran exchange student Naima and her romantic triangle. Nakamura was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the film.

July 18 2017 4:13 PM

Boys for Sale is a documentary about male sex workers in Tokyo's gay neighborhood, Shinjuku. Ten young men, mostly straight, opened up about their lives behind the bar counter. 

July 18 2017 5:47 AM
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