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JAPAN CUTS: TEN YEARS JAPAN TBA
Director: Various - produced by Hirokazu KoreeadaDuration: 99 minsLanguage: Japanese with English Subtitles

In 2015, a dystopian omnibus film by five young directors from Hong Kong titled “Ten Years” became an indie hit. Envisioning the deteriorating state of the city in a decade’s time, the film enraged Chinese authorities — and inspired “Ten Years” versions in Taiwan, Thailand and Japan.

Artfully produced by by Cannes-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda, TEN YEARS JAPAN is a headfirst dive into a future of digitised memories, automated education and radiation poisoning - where five young up-and-coming directors envision and sculpt five different cinematic futures not far from the dystopian trails of Black Mirror with the resounding challenge - will humanity and legacy endure?
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