Around the World: It’s All About Japanese Cinema at the Shanghai Film Fest

No big worldwide releases this week, while films like Prometheus opens in Peru, The Hunger Games opens in Mainland China, The Dictator opens in Taiwan and Singapore, Hunstman opens in Japan, and Sadako 3D expands its run in theaters with Hong Kong.

Opening wider is Indian film Ferrari Ki Sawaari, with limited releases in the US, the UK, Malaysia and Singapore, while Rock of Ages opens in the US, Canada, the UK, and the Philippines.

However, the event of the week is the beginning of the Shanghai International Film Festival, starting on June 16th and ending the 24th, showcasing a broad variety of films… including A LOT of Japanese films in its different programs.


  • Americano (2011) [FR] (June15)
  • The Extraterrestrial (Extraterrestre) [SP]
  • Ferrari Ki Sawaari [IN]
  • The Girl from the Naked Eye
  • Inkland (2011) [US/UG]
  • Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
  • Patang (2011) [US/IN]
  • Rock of Ages
  • Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
  • Such Great Heights (2012)
  • That’s my Boy
  • The Tortured (2010) [US/CA]
  • UFO in her Eyes (2011) [GE]
  • El Velador (2011) [MX]
  • Your Sister’s Sister
  • The Woman in the Fifth [FR/PL/UK]



  • Mörkt Vatten [SE] (June13)


  • 388 Arletta Avenue [CA] (June15)
  • Las Acacias [AR/SP]
  • Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux à la Reine) [FR/SP]
  • Foreverland [CA]
  • Hors les Murs (2012) [BE/FR/CA]
  • Kivalina vs. Exxon [CA/US]
  • Rock of Ages
  • Safety not Guaranteed
  • That’s my Boy
  • Toi, Moi, les Autres (2010) [FR]
  • The Tortured (2010) [US/CA]
  • The Woman in the Fifth [FR/PL/UK]

United Kingdom

  • June 13th
  • June 15th
    • The Apartment (1960)
    • Cosmopolis [FR/CA/PO/IT]
    • Fast Girls [UK]
    • Ferrari Ki Sawaari [IN]
    • Jaws (1975)
    • Kosmos (2010) [TR/BG]
    • Late September (2012) [UK]
    • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) [UK]
    • Nuremberg (1996) [UK]
    • Polisse (2011) [FR]
    • Red Lights (2012)
    • Requiem for a Killer (Requiem pour une Tueuse) [FR]
    • A Royal Affair (2012) (En Kongelig Affære) [DK/SE/CZ/GE]
    • A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011) [UK/USA]

China/HK/TW — 中国/香港/臺灣

  • China / 中国
    • June 14th / 6月14日
      • The Hunger Games (饥饿游戏)
      • Who in the Mirror (半夜不要照镜子) [CN]
    • June 15th / 6月15日
      • I Love Hong Kong 2 (2012喜上加喜) [HK]
      • To Forgive (查无此人) [CN]
    • June 16th / 6月16日
      • This Means War (特工争风)
    • 15th Shanghai International Film Festival Screenings (June16-24) [Showtimes]
      • Love Fiction (러브픽션) [KR]
      • Peak: The Rescuerse (岳-ガク-) [JP]
      • In his Chart (神様のカルテ) [JP]
      • TT3D: Closer to the Edge [UK]
      • The Wings of the Kirin (麒麟の翼 ~劇場版・新参者~) [JP]
      • The Woodsman and the Rain (キツツキと雨) [JP]
      • Always: Sunset on Third Street 3 (ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日’64)
      • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
      • We Need to Talk About Kevin
      • Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대) [KR]
      • Arthur Christmas
      • Looking for Eimish (Buscando a Eimish) [SP]
      • W.E (2012) [UK]
      • The Valley of Tears (La Vallée des Larmes) [CA]
      • Actress (2012) (女優) [JP]
      • CUT (2012) [JP]
      • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [UK]
      • Wuthering Heights (2011) [UK]
      • We Bought a Zoo
      • Famous Five (2012) (Fünf Freunde) [GE]
      • Five Minarets in New York (2010) [TR/US]
      • The Client (의뢰인) [KR]
      • Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire) [IT]
      • The Name of the Rose (1986) (Der Name der Rose) [GE/IT/FR]
      • Drucker in the Dug-Out (もしドラ ~もし高校野球の女子マネージャーがドラッカーの『マネジメント』を読んだら~)
      • My True Friend (2012) [TH]
      • The Wall (Die Wand) [GE/AT]
      • Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
      • My Week with Marilyn [UK/US]
      • From Up on Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂か) [JP]
      • Scabbard Samurai (さや侍) [JP]
      • Unbowed (부러진 화살) [KR]
      • I Wish (奇跡) [JP]
      • We Have a Pope (Habemus Papam) [IT/FR]
      • Fish Tank [UK]
      • The Drudgery Train (苦役列車) [JP]
      • Another Year [UK]
      • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (一命) [JP]
      • Sunny (써니) [KR]
      • The Lion King 3D
      • Moneyball
      • A Ghost of a Chance (ステキな金縛り) [JP]
      • The Lucky One (2012)
      • Jules and Jim (1962) (Jules et Jim) [FR]
      • Contraband (2012)
      • Dark Shadows (2012)
      • The Descendants
  • Hong Kong / 香港
    • June 15th / 6月15日
      • The Raid: Redemption (突擊死亡塔) [ID/US]
      • Sadako 3D (貞子3D) [JP]
      • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (魚躍奇緣) [UK]
  • Taiwan / 臺灣
    • June 15th / 6月15日
      • Cha Cha for Twins (寶米恰恰) [TW]
      • The Dictator (大獨裁者落難記)
      • Double Trouble (寶島雙雄) [Limited] [CN/TW]
      • Tatsumi (昭和感官物語) [SG]


  • Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme [PH] (Jun13)
  • Lockout (2012) [FR]
  • Special Forces (2011) (Forces Spéciales) [FR]
  • Rock of Ages (Jun14)


  • June 13th (Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival)
    • Mai Mai Miracle (2009) (マイマイ新子と千年の魔法) [JP]
  • June 14th
    • Double Trouble (宝岛双雄) [Limited] [CN/TW]
    • First Time (第一次) [CN]
    • Ghost on Air (靈聽) [SG]
    • Jiwa Taiko [MY]
    • Tears of the Mom (母亲的眼泪) [MY]
    • Toast (2010) [UK]
  • June 15th
    • Ferrari Ki Sawaari [IN]
    • Krishnaveni Panjalai [IN]
    • Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal [IN]
    • Murattu Kaalai (முரட்டுக்காளை) [IN]


  • June 14th
  • June 15th
    • Ferrari Ki Sawaari [IN]


  • June 15th / 6月15日 (金)
  • June 16th / 6月16日 (土)
    • Ai to Makoto (愛と誠) [JP]
    • Bellflower (2011) (ベルフラワー)
    • Birthright (臍帯) [JP]
    • Flypaper (2011) (フライペーパー! 史上最低の銀行強盗)
    • Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution (2010) (ゴーイング・バーティカル) [US/AU]
    • I Spit on your Grave (2010) (発情アニマル)
    • KARAPPO (からっぽ) [JP]
    • Library War: The Wings of Revolution (図書館戦争 革命のつばさ) [JP]
    • The Mirage Flowers (あんてるさんの花) [JP]
    • The Lucky One (2012) (一枚のめぐり逢い)
    • Rival: The Movie (2012) ([劇場版] ライバル伝説 光と影) [JP]
    • Seeking Justice (2011) (ハングリー・ラビット)
    • Tokyo Nameless Girl’s Story (東京無印女子物語) [JP]

If you are a film or music distributor and you want to be featured on next week’s Around the World special, email us at:

  • contact [at] (Original title, English title, date of release)
  • screenings [at] (to send us screening information, DVD screeners, online screeners, preview links where we can watch/listen for review)

In the meantime, have a fun week!

The YAM Magazine Team.

3 Responses

  1. mirella says:

    Chernobyl Diaries in Peru? Where?!

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