HISTORICA SPECIAL

See the change in historical films that is happening in the world right now with the special screenings and long talks.

A masterpiece that caused a whirlwind in the Indian film industry, and a middle aged cowboy who carries the hopes of women on a carriage by the international actor and director. A valuable screening showing the two extremes of the world's historical films.

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Opening Screening Japan Premiere
"BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING"

India/2015/138min
Director:S. S. Rajamouli 

The greatest Indian blockbuster in history has come to Japan. The world is captivated by superhuman Baahubali!

In a combat fought in front of a waterfall, a pursued woman carrying a baby boy kills a horde of soldiers but also dies. The baby emerges al …

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Japan Premiere
"THE HOMESMAN"

USA, France/2014/122min
Director:Tommy Lee Jones 

A film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The women who were driven insane in the harshness of the American frontier.

When three women are driven insane on the edges of the American frontier, the task of delivering them back east falls to apious spinster nam …

HISTORICA WORLD

Introducing a selection of films, including some that will be shown in Japan for the first time, from the revival of period films that is erupting all over the world.

From the revival of historical films that is happening all over the world, we introduce to you a selection that includes films shown for the first time in Japan. High quality entertainment with a sharp edge that cuts into our generation.

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Japan Premiere
"THE SHAMER’S DAUGHTER"

Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic/2015/96min
Director:Kenneth Kainz  

The girl sees shame, guilt and inferiority in one's mind. An excellent Scandinavian film screened in various film festivals.

Dina is the Shamer’s daughter and to her major regret, she has inherited her mother’s ability to look straight into the soul of other people …

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Japan Premiere
"THE BATTALION"

Russia/2015/120min
Director:Dmitri Meskhiev  

The conflict of young lives, as a soldier, as a woman. First World War Russia's untold story.

February 1917 Russia, the Emperor has abdicated. Confrontation with the Germans at the trenches had continued for a long period, the army is …

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Japan Premiere
"THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN BOY"

Switzerland/2015/104min
Director:Xavier Koller  

Academy award winning director makes famous Swiss children's book into a film The heartwarming adventure of young Ursli with the pointed hat.

Up in the Swiss Alps, just above a small town, lives Ursli with his parents, their animals, and his best friend Sereina who often comes to v …

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Kansai Premiere
"MONKEY KING: HERO IS BACK"

China/2015/83min
Director:Tian Xiaopeng  

Legendary hero! Sun WuKong is coming back! The great hit film that changed China's 3DCG animation history

The legendary hero that was imprisoned in the mountains for 400 years by Buddha for his misdeeds. One day, a young orphan monk Liu'er become …

HISTORICA FOCUS

From old to new, Japanese to Foreign, we bring to you the best Ninja film selection. Experience the evolution of Ninja film up to the present.

In HISTORICA Focus, we introduce historical films through a shared viewpoint: ninjas that continue to charm the world. Silent films, period films, american comics, erotic grotesqueness, kids and comedy, the non-stop evolution of ninjas!

公認:日本忍者協議会

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Special screening with Silent Film Narrator
"JIRAIYA, THE HERO"

Japan/ 1921/ 21min
Director:Shozo Makino

Oldest of Japanese Ninja films! The crisp magic of superstar Matsunosuke Onoe!

Jiraiya, namely Ogata Shuuma, was still young when he was abandoned in a time of war, but was saved and raised up by the lord Ogata Hirosumi …

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"NINJA, A BAND OF ASSASSINS"

Japan/ 1962/ 104min
Director:Satsuo Yamamoto

Social problems film director, Satsuo Yamamoto's ninja film! A masterpiece depicting the destiny and sorrow of an ex-farmer ninja.

Late Sengoku period, Oda Nobunaga who had attacked Enryakuji and Ishiyama Honganji had angered the Iga ninjas. Sandayu of the Momochi Clan a …

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"NINJA TROOP GEKKO THE MOONLIGHT"

Japan/ 1964/ 78min
Director:Keinosuke Tsuchiya

The original Power Rangers! The ninja troop that mastered the secrets of Japanese ninjutsu break havoc!

The “Z Star Bomb”, thousands of times more powerful than a hydrogen bomb, was stolen by the Black international secret military intelligence …

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"WOMEN NINJAS"

Japan/ 1964/ 88min
Director:Sadao Nakajima

Sou Kuramoto and Sadao Nakajima's scenario of Fuutaro Yamada fiction A parade of the kunoichi's unpredictable sexy ninjutsu!

The night before Osaka castle falls, foreseeing defeat, Sanada Yukimura makes 5 women ninjas of Shinano, o-Kyo, o-Mayu, o-Yo, o-Yui and o-Na …

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"NINJA WARS"

Japan/ 1982/ 100min
Director:Kosei Saito

Hiroyuki Sanada changes the nature of ninja actors! A dynamic period film with the full use of VFX

Sengoku period, the commander Matsunaga Danjou, throws himself into the momentum of supplanting, orders 5 sorcerers to hunt beautiful women …

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"NINJA ASSASSIN"

USA, Germany/ 2009/ 99min
Director:James McTeigue

A mans's revenge to the organisation that raised him as an assassin “The Matrix” team's martial arts action

Raizo was one of the world's top assassins. He was found as a child by the Ozunu clan, a legendary secret organisation, to be raised as an u …

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"THE LAST -NARUTO THE MOVIE-"

Japan/ 2014/ 112min
Director:Tsuneo Kobayashi

“The hero who was once called a failure” Naruto Uzumaki's last story, is love.

Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War. Naruto has become the hero of the war, and was spending time with his company. Hinata, only ab …

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Continuous Screening with Ninja EX
"TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES"

USA/ 2014/ 101min
Director:Jonathan Liebesman

The Ninja turtle quartet that saves humanity from its biggest crisis!? Michael Bay's revival of catharsis with the latest VFX

The criminal group Foot Clan sneaks around New York City. A television reporter April, on search for some news, finds someone stopping a cri …

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Continuous Screening with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
"NINJA EX"

USA/ 2016/ 18min
Director:Aaron Yamasato

Popular Hawaiian television series comes back as a film. A hybrid of comic hero and traditional ninja.

A young girl is kidnapped and held for ransom by a powerful Yakuza gang located in Hawaii. If their demands are not met, the child will meet …

Asian Cinerama

Asian Film Awards Academy Film Roadshows

This year, five nominated and winning films of the Asian Film Awards (AFA) will be showcased at the KHIFF as part of the AFA Academy’s regular program Asian Cinerama, accompanied by after-screening talks with renowned film talents of these excellent works.

主催:アジア・フィルム・アワード・アカデミー、京都ヒストリカ国際映画祭実行委員会、第29回東京国際映画祭実行委員会
補助:Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Film Development Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government

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Japan Premiere
Opening Screening
"BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING"

India/ 2015/ 138min  
Director:S. S. Rajamouli

The greatest Indian blockbuster in history has come to Japan. The world is captivated by superhuman Baahubali!

In a combat fought in front of a waterfall, a pursued woman carrying a baby boy kills a horde of soldiers but also dies. The baby emerges al …

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"THE GOLDEN ERA"

China, Hong Kong/ 2014/ 179min  
Director:Ann Hui

Hong Kong director Ann Hui portrays the life of Chinese woman novelist Xiao Hong who died prematurely at the age of 31 in wartime China.

Xiao Hong was born in Manchuria during the turbulent time of China in 1911. Since her mother’s early demise, Xiao Hong has been brought up b …

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"THE TIGER"

Korea/ 2015/ 139min  
Director:PARK Hoon-jung

Korea's last great tiger, feared as the “mountain lord.” An intense story of a legendary hunter’s life.

In 1925, the “legendary man” Chun Man-duk, who has once been the greatest hunter of Korea, drops his guns and lives quietly in the mountains …

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"KAKEKOMI"

Japan/ 2015/ 143min  
Director:Masato Harada

There was a temple where troubled women sought refuge… A humane period film that speaks the joys and sorrows of life.

During the late Edo period, women escape abusive husbands and lovers by taking refuge in Tokeiji, a temple in Kamakura. However, these women …

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"THE GRANDMASTER"

Hong Kong, China/ 2013/ 123min  
Director:Wong Kar-Wai

Wong Kar-wai portrays Ip Man, the master of Bruce Lee, with breathtaking imagery.

As the fog of war gradually encroaches on China in the 1930s, Gong Yutian, a Wudang kungfu grandmaster who is about to retire, has decided t …

Kyoto Filmmakers Lab Screening

-Come back salmon project-

Kyoto Filmmakers Lab is the human resources cultivation program of our film festival that has taken place for 9 years running. 20 selected young filmmakers from all over the world experience period film making in Toei and Shochiku's studios. The graduates of this program will return to Kyoto, like salmon who return to the river from sea, to show their feature films.

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Japan Premiere
"THE OLD CAPITAL"

Japan/ 2016/ 117min  
Director:Yuki Saito

Yasunari Kawabata's bestseller “The Old Capital”, revived into the present. The moving story of a mother and daughter set in Kyoto and Paris.

Sada drapery store in Muromachi Kyoto has continued for many generations. 20 years since Chieko Sada (Yasuko Matsuyuki) has succeeded the st …

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Japan Premiere
"I KILLED NAPOLÉON"

Italy/ 2015/ 90min  
Director:Giorgia Farina

Anita loses her job and her love in just one day. Standing up to her revenge! A delightful black comedy.

In twenty-four hours the life of Anita, single and brilliant career-driven manager, it’s blown away by a hurricane of trouble. Work, love, f …

Ritsumeikan University

A film featuring a forbidden love

This program explores “forbidden love”, a topic that has always interested humans, through the theme of “Taisho period romance”. Enjoy the atmosphere of the times through the screens of the Museum of Kyoto.

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"SPRING SNOW"

Japan/ 2005/ 151min  
Director:Isao Yukisada

Based on Yukio Mishima's novel, directed by Isao Yukisada. A sad and inept forbidden love of the Taisho period.

Kiyoaki Matsugae (Satoshi Tsumabuki), the son of a Duke, and Satoko Ayakura (Yuko Takeuchi), the daughter of an Earl were childhood friends. …