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This weekend film festival (eiga means "film" in Japanese) showcases Japan's best new filmmakers and their work.

The lineup includes the Japanese summer blockbuster Rurouni Kenshin, based on the popular samurai manga; Helter Skelter, Mika Ninagawa's black comedy skewering celebrity culture; the animated film Wolf Children, from Studio Ghibli protege Mamoru Hosoda; and Roadside Fugitives, the third installment in Yu Irie's trilogy about a group of aspiring hip-hop artists from the rural Fukui.

The festival also includes a shorts competition.

Full information is available on the EigaFest website.

Photo: A scene from Rurouni Kenshin. Credit: Warner Bros. Japan.

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