Book-Paper-Scissors (Japan, 2019) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

Writer-director Nanako Hirose’s reputation precedes her as she began her career assisting renowned Japanese filmmakers Hirokazu Kore-eda and Miwa Nishikawa. Her directorial debut His Lost Name (2018) does indeed thematically belong to the world of Kore-eda’s and […]

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on Jun, 04 · in Reviews

Bay Area Food Stories Shorts Program [CAAMFest Online]

A specific strand of the San Francisco-based Center for Asian American Media’s 2020 online film festival is devoted to cuisines from Asia. The curation of three food-oriented shorts explores how, for certain immigrants, food is […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

Zero (Japan/USA, 2020)

Zero, or Observational Film #9 Seishin 0, is New York based Japanese documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda’s follow up to his 2008 film Observational Film #2 Mental. Soda pre-signs every film he makes with ‘Observational Film […]

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on Apr, 26 · in Reviews

A Banana? At This Time of Night? (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

A Banana? At This Time of Night? is adapted from the eponymous debut non-fiction book by acclaimed author Watanabe Kazufumi whose work primarily focuses on physical disabilities and social welfare issues prevalent in Japan. Set […]

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on Feb, 15 · in Reviews

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