Interview with Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram Director Takuji Suzuki [OAFF 2019]

If you travel to Kyoto, then it is highly recommended that you try travelling from scenic Arashiyama to the bustling city centre by the Randen trams as they cut through many areas. They also prove […]

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on Jul, 30 · in Interviews

A Japanese Boy Who Draws (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Masayoshi Kawajiri’s experimental animated short depicts the life of a boy aiming to achieve his dream of being a manga artist. It took the Runner-up Award for the Grand Prize at last year’s Pia Film Festival […]

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on Jul, 26 · in Reviews

Orphan’s Blues (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Orphan’s Blues was the winner of the Grand Prize at the Pia Film Festival 2018 and was screened at last year’s Nara and Tokyo international film festivals where it earned some critical buzz. Riho Kudo’s […]

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on Jul, 23 · in Reviews

And Your Bird Can Sing (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Film adaptations of stories by the writer Yasushi Sato have slowly been made over the last decade with Kazuyoshi Kumakiri Sketches of Kaitan City (2010), Mipo Oh’s The Light Shines Only There (2014) and Nobuhiro Yamashita’s […]

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on Jul, 21 · in Reviews

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