ISHIKAWA Hiroshi 石川寛, director Your Fingertips『きみのゆびさき』(2007)
This sweet, little Japanese film about the homosocial bonds between two Japanese schoolgirls is full of the sweetness, sentimentality, and awkwardness of the first expressions of love. It is posted on Youtube in two parts. Here is the second.
House ハウス (1977), directed by ŌBAYASHI Nobuhiko 大林 宣彦
This bizarre and often hilarious Japanese cult classic is perfect viewing for Halloween. The relatively simple, low-budget special effects are pulled off to unforgettable effects. (Personally, I will never forgot the scenes with the piano that comes alive and chomps a girl to bits.) The film is available on the Criterion Collection label.