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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #117
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for May 2022! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

New Release

Based on the incredibly true story!

2021 Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard – Opening Film

4 Stars – The Guardian
“A really well-made, old-fashioned anti-war epic in a forthright and robustly enjoyable style…I can imagine David Lean or Steven Spielberg making this”
4 Stars – The Observer
“a captivating tragicomedy, a sharp-eyed study of zealotry and self-delusion, ridiculous and heartbreaking in about equal measure”
4 Stars – Little White Lies
“Harari’s film is a practical, simple and saddening document of everyday madness.”


Bluray bonus features:
• Interview with actor Kanji Tsuda
• Interview with director Arthur Harari, DOP Tom Harari and assistant director Benjamin Papin
• Trailer
• Region B

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Coming Soon

From the mind of Makoto Ueda & Europe-Kikaku, the creators of Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

The Japanese time-travel hit from 2005 is released on a physical format for the first time outside of Japan and contains loads of new and exclusive extras!

asily the funniest Japanese film I have seen all year…at once a fresh and familiar take on the time travel genre."Far East Films

"Half send-up, half homage, Summer Time Machine Blues is a matchless delight, as it gently pokes fun at the subgenre of time travel movies, while at the same time delivering probably one of the better sci-fi stories in the last few years. It's certainly the funniest." – LoveHKFilm.com

Out on bluray & digital July 4th!

Bonus features:
• Interview with creator Makoto Ueda (30 mins)
• 2 time-travel short films from Makoto Ueda:
‘A Little Fugue of Love’ (14 mins) / ‘Time Machine’ (5 min)
• Play vs Film Comparison (25 mins)
• Original Trailer
• Region B

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Now Out

A wild and quirky Japanese omnibus of stories adapted from the manga by Hiroyuki Ohashi (On-gaku: Our Sound) comprise this live-action feature by directors Naoto Takenaka, Takayuki Yamada and Takumi Saitoh.

Bonus Features

• Interviews with all 3 directors
• Behind the Scenes
• Trailer

Watch the trailer:

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Funky Forest / Warped Forest

One of Japan's most surreal and crazy cult films get its bluray debut alongside its quasi-sequel getting a video release for the first time ever in a special edition double disc set!

Funky Forest Disc
• Funky Forest feature (150 mins) 
• Feature audio commentary by all 3 directors 
• Making of (70 mins) • Deleted Scenes (22 mins)
• Katsuichi’s Dance Secret Treasure (7 mins)
• Transfer Student is Here (5 mins) 

Warped Forest Disc 
• Warped Forest feature (82 mins) 
• Introduction by the director 
• Feature audio commentary by director Shunichiro Miki 
• Interview with director Shunichiro Miki (23 mins) 
• Making Of (12 mins) 
• Storyboards and illustrations 
• Wonderful Dwellers of Funky Forest (25 mins) 
• Trailer

• Reversible Sleeve with artwork from both movies
• Limited to 2000 copies
Region Free

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Third Window Films Podcast
Episode 8 now out!

The latest Episode of the Third Window Films podcast is now out!
This month focuses on ZOKKI and talks about the current situation in Japan
Give it a listen, and check out the other episodes if you haven't yet!

Korean Film Nights

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is delighted to present the new summer season of Korean Film Nights 2022. All screenings will take place at the KCCUK, free of charge, with seats booking via www.koreanfilm.co.uk
The new series, KFN Summer Nights, offers a collection of five films curated around the idea of summers as backdrop to life-changing events
YOON Ga-eun
The House of Us (2019), 9 June, 7pm
KIM Bora
House of Hummingbird (2018), 11 June, 5pm
Gyeongju (2014), 16 June, 7pm
JANG Kun-jae
Sleepless Night (2012), 23 June, 7pm
LEE Chang-dong
Poetry (2010), 30 June, 7pm

Terracotta Distribution
Your one stop shop for Asian Cinema

Terracotta Distribution have a wonderful selection of Asian cinema from various different distribution labels (including Third Window) available both to buy on physical formats and to rent digitally!
If you're a fan of Asian cinema, make sure to check them out!!


Arrow Films

To Sleep so as to Dream

Two private detectives hunt for an actress trapped within the reel of a silent ninja film in the dreamlike debut of Kaizo Hayashi (Circus Boys, Zipang), a magical double-handed cinephilic homage to the movie worlds of the 1910s and 1950s.
Now out!

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