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Third Window Films Top 10 Japanese Films of 2013

It's that time of the year again for us to go back through all the hundreds of films we saw this year and select our Top 10 Japanese Films of 2013!

Now this is a bit of an odd list, as these were films WE saw in 2013, though many of them may not be out until 2014 and some will only have limited festival screenings worldwide, so some titles will be harder to find than others, but we hope you get a chance to watch them if the chance comes your way. It also explains why such great titles as The Story of Yonosuke and Shady are not on this list even though they played most places in 2013, but we saw them in 2012 (and put them on last years list).

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10. Sad Tea (サッドティ - Directed by Rikiya Imaizumi) -
9. Hello Junichi (ハロー!純一 Directed by Katsuhito Ishii)
8. Uzumasa Jacopetti (太秦ヤコペッティ Directed by Moriro Miyamoto) -
7. The Workhorse & the Bigmouth (ばしゃ馬さんとビッグマウス Directed by Keisuke Yoshida) -
6. Greatful Dead (グレイトフルデッド Directed by Eiji Uchida) -
5. And the Mudship Sails Away (そして泥船はゆく Directed by Hirobumi Watanabe) -
4. A2-B-C (Directed by Ian Thomas Ash) -
3. Au Revoir L'ete (ほとりの朔子 Directed by Koji Fukada) -
2. Be My Baby (恋の渦 Directed by Hitoshi Ohne) -
1. Capturing Dad (チチを撮りに Directed by Ryota Nakano) -