JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film 2021
August 20-September 2
North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema returns for its 15th edition as an online and in-person hybrid event! Following last year’s entirely online edition, this summer’s festival again offers 14 days of unique access to the best new films from Japan—including studio films, independent gems, documentaries, shorts, avant-garde works and more—for audiences across the United States through Japan Society’s virtual cinema. Additionally, JAPAN CUTS is thrilled to welcome back New York City festival goers to Japan Society’s auditorium for an exciting and diverse selection of Japanese cinema on the big screen.
“It’s the best opportunity for American film lovers to get an unparalleled peek into the singular world of Japanese cinema.” — The Wall Street Journal
“Meticulously curated… An annual highlight of New York’s film calendar” — The New York Times
“JAPAN CUTS has unambiguously become America’s best annual showcase of new Japanese film… a comprehensive snapshot of the country’s ever-vital national cinema.” — IndieWire
Organized by K. F. Watanabe, Alexander Fee and Joel Neville Anderson.