Summer Lights (France, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

Summer Lights comes from the award-winning French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot. His past work has consisted of non-fiction shorts about war, human rights, and political struggles. He continues to explore these issues here in his first fiction […]

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on Jul, 17 · in Reviews

Love and Goodbye and Hawaii (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

This might sound like damning with faint praise but, Love and Goodbye and Hawaii is a simple, nicely shot tale of a woman slowly coming to the realisation that a relationship with her ex-boyfriend may […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

Suffering of Ninko (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

Seeing someone suffer is rarely fun but this film all about a Buddhist priest who is cursed to be sexually irresistible to all around him is sure to amuse audiences. Ninko (Masato Tsujioka) is a […]

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on Jul, 07 · in Reviews

Rage (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

Rage concerns the desperate need for human connection and the difficulties in maintaining trust when paranoia grips. It takes place in four different communities in three separate regions of Japan and follows the fallout of […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

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