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