ACA Cinema Project will be bringing Keisuke Yoshida’s boxing movie Blue and Yujiro Harumoto’s journalism drama A Balance to New York’s IFC Centre March 11 -17 as part of their third screening series, New Films from Japan, which follows 21st CENTURY JAPAN: Films from 2001-2020, and Flash Forward: Debut Works and Recent Films by Notable Japanese Directors.


Himself a longterm boxing enthusiast, Keisuke Yoshida’s bruising drama stars Kenichi Matsuyama, Masahiro Higashide, and Tokio Emoto as a trio of underdogs seeking freedom in the ring but discovering that sometimes victory lies in simply turning up for the fight. Review.

A Balance

A TV documentarian working on a film about a teacher and a student who took their own lives after a rumour circulated that they were in a romantic relationship finds her journalistic ethics strained when a student at her father’s cram school claims that he is the father of her child in Yujiro Harumoto’s emotionally complex drama. Review.

Screenings take place at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave, New York, March 11 – 17. Tickets are available now via IFC Centre’s official website.

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