Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on September 2014

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After decades of being unavailable in any format because the negative was misplaced, the 1971 Australian thriller Wake in Fright (pictured) has been tracked down and remastered, and can even be seen on the big screen from September 27 at Cinema Qualite (3-37-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku; http://qualite.musashino-k.jp). The long-lost film starts with a school teacher arriving at an isolated outback town for a little R&R, but nothing goes as planned… The French romantic comedy Un plan parfait (aka Fly Me to the Moon) proves that the genre can still be romantic and even funny. Diane Kruger struggles with a family curse that causes all of its women to end their first marriage in divorce, so she marries a random stranger instead of ruining things with her boyfriend. Playing from September 20 at Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho (2-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku; www.ht-cinema.com)… The multimedia event Century of Film and Dance is running September 20 to October 3 at Image Forum in Shibuya (2-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku; www.imageforum.co.jp). In addition to live performances and Q&As, the schedule features eight programs ranging from compilations of jazz numbers from Hollywood films to documentaries on contemporary performers. http://dancenewair.jp/ KM