Hanagatami (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Is there subject matter that film, as a medium, is better at capturing than others? Perhaps it is emotion. Or maybe memory. Filmmakers can examine them in many expressive ways with an incredible range of […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

Amiko (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Amiko is the directorial debut of Yoko Yamanaka, a twenty-year-old from Nagano whose indie film not only won the Audience Award and Hikari TV Award at the Pia Film Festival 2017, but was also featured […]

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on Jul, 26 · in Reviews

Toward a Common Tenderness (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Kaori Oda uses her documentary Toward A Common Tenderness to explore the way that cinema can be used to depict the space and feelings between people, how the camera has the power to understand and […]

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on Jul, 25 · in Reviews

Born Bone Born (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

There is diversity to Japan that would surprise people but when one considers it is an archipelago which consists of over 6,000 islands, of which 430 are inhabited with a diverse mix of people, most […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

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