New Releases


Directed by Takashi Miike

Japan, UK, 2019, 1h 48min, DCP, In Japanese with English Subtitles

New Releases

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Takashi Miike’s noir-tinged yakuza film blends genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.


“FIRST LOVE might start as a hard-boiled piece of pulp fiction, but it isn’t long before it softens into a violent, hilarious, and violently hilarious madcap comedy…” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“The Tarantino-style rollercoaster ride is as effortlessly enjoyable as ever, accentuating the director’s lighter comic leanings over his bloodthirsty side.” – Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“Miike’s seemingly offhand inventiveness is evident in almost every shot and cut.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times


Thanks To Our Annual Sponsors