Still from "It's a Summer Film!" Courtesy of the Japan Society
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For its 15th edition, the celebrated festival of contemporary Japanese cinema will hold a combination of virtual and in-person screenings. Highlights include Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s period drama “Wife of a Spy” (2020), which is having its New York premiere; Kaizo Hayashi’s “To Sleep So as to Dream” (1986), an iconic postmodern tribute to Japanese silent cinema and film noir that has been newly restored in 2K; and Soushi Matsumoto’s “It’s a Summer Film!” (2020), a teen coming-of-age story that is having its US debut.

Offering a combination of virtual and in-person screenings, the festival offers viewers a wide range of films. including studio films, independent gems, documentaries, shorts, avant-garde works and more.

For a full line-up of the festival, visit here.