Black san serif logo spelling out KANI with elongated circular eyes signifying crab eyes. Wavy contours are reminicent of the ocean. Kani Releasing logo designed by Leo Mak.

Named after Yasujiro Ozu’s custom-made, tatami-level tripod, Kani Releasing is dedicated to leveling the gaze and furthering the understanding of Asian cinema in North America. Kani aims to expand the canon, bolster up-and-coming filmmakers and reintroduce repertory classics in context.

Kani in Cinemas

Spacked Out

Dave Barber Cinematheque
Winniepeg
May 22, 2024 7:00 PM

Spacked Out

Dave Barber Cinematheque
Winniepeg
May 23, 2024 9:00 PM

Spacked Out

Dave Barber Cinematheque
Winniepeg
May 25, 2024 3:00 PM

Spacked Out

Dave Barber Cinematheque
Winniepeg
May 25, 2024 7:00 PM

Spacked Out

Dave Barber Cinematheque
Winniepeg
May 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Spacked Out

Dave Barber Cinematheque
Winniepeg
May 29, 2024 9:00 PM

Also:

My Heart is That Eternal Rose at Lumiere, Tara Theatre, Suns Cinema and more
Cleaners and Ode to Nothing coming to more cinemas as part of When The Apocalypse is Over
Spacked Out coming soon to Paradise (Toronto, ON)

Book Screenings

Kani Films

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Man on the Brink

1981
Alex Cheung

Rookie cop goes undercover and soon his world spins out of control.

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Cleaners

2019
Glenn Barit

A rambunctious batch of students rebel against all expectations to be good and clean.

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Journey to the West

2022
Kong Dashan

Tang Zhijun wants to believe, no matter what.

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Will Your Heart Beat Faster?

1982
Mike de Leon

A laced cassette tape sets off the Yakuza, the Filipino-Chinese Triad, and a convent of fake nuns.

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Once a Moth

1976
Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara

Living near the US Clark Air Base, Corazon de la Cruz dreams of a better life in America… until the unspeakable happens.

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Spacked Out

2000
Lawrence Lau

Flanked by her ride-or-dies Banana, Sissy, and Bean Curd, 13 year-old Cookie journeys into town to find an abortionist

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Bullets Over Summer

1999
Wilson Yip

Plainclothes officers (Francis Ng & Louis Koo) form a fortuitous family unit during a stakeout in Wilson Yip’s playful sitcom subversion of bullet ballet expectations.

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New Old Play

2021
Qiu Jiongjiong

Qiu Fu, the most renowned clown of Sichuan opera, has reached the netherworld and puts off his final meal through colourful stories of his life.

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Sell Out!

2009
Yeo Joon Han

A product designer invents a flawless soybean machine and attracts the ire of his bosses in this zany satire of cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur.

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Viva Erotica

1996
Lo Chi Leung, Derek Yee

Leslie Cheung stars as Sing, a filmmaker making his softcore debut. An electrifying look at the world of Hong Kong Category III filmmaking.

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What's Up Connection

1990
Masashi Yamamoto

A Hong Kong teenager wins a trip to Japan and unleashes a chaotic chain of events. Masashi Yamamoto's unhinged globalization mini-epic.

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Robinson's Garden

1987
Masashi Yamamoto

A bohemian drug-dealer discovers an abandoned building on the outskirts of Tokyo. Director Masashi Yamamoto's defining 1987 punk statement.

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Tremble All You Want

2017
Akiko Ohku

24-year-old office worker Yoshika daydreams about former high school crush Ichi until Ni, a clumsy colleague, bursts her fabulous bubble.

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Videophobia

2019
Daisuke Miyazaki

Ai wakes from a night out to find footage of a sexual encounter on a porn share site. Recourseless, she resorts to a strange solution.

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Ode to Nothing

2018
Dwein Baltazar

Lonely, alienated Sonya struggles to keep her family-owned funeral home afloat. Until an unexpected corpse lands illicitly at her doorstep.

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Cain and Abel

1982
Lino Brocka

When the domineering Señora Pina asks her favorite son to name his inheritance, she sparks a feud that boils over into all-out filial war.

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Being Natural

2018
Tadashi Nagayama

Carefree Takashi would rather play the bongo under the starlight... But a Tokyo family is determined to open a countryside café in his home.

New Releases

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New Old Play

Qiu Jiongjiong

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Man on the Brink

Alex Cheung

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Bullets Over Summer

Wilson Yip

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Cleaners

Glenn Barit

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Team

Contact

Inquiries: info@kani-releasing.com
Theatrical Bookings: theatrical@kani-releasing.com
Press: press@kani-releasing.com

Founded by Ariel Esteban Cayer & Pearl Chan
Theatrical Booking: Aaron Hunt
Logo Design: Leo Mak
Ident Theme: The Great Octopus
Distribution: OCN Distribution