Fish Story - Yoshihiro Nakamura (2009)
Based on Kotaro Isaka's novel "Fish Story" tells the story of a one hit wonder punk band from 1975 and the snowballing success of that one hit through the decades. Who knew that come the year 2012 the song will play a key role in saving the world?
The Funeral - Juzo Itami (1984)
The first feature film from "Tampopo" and "A Taxing Woman" director Juzo Itami follows the Amamiya's as they prepare a funeral ceremony to honour the family's recently deceased patriarch. Both hilarious and deeply touching Itami's satirical look at the business of death appeals to audiences regardless of culture or religion. Winner of Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 1984 Japanese Academy Awards.