Prison Circle (Japan, 2020) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

A sand animation sequence accompanied by a voiceover about a lonely boy who could not help himself from lying opens and closes Kaori Sakagami’s most recent documentary. The sequence concerns a childhood memory of Taku, […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

What Can You Do About It? (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Twenty years separate filmmaker Yoshifumi Tsubota and his father’s cousin Makoto Ohara, but the former finds a kindred spirit in the latter following his diagnosis of ADHD. Makoto-san has pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), which lies […]

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on Jul, 17 · in Reviews

Journeyed Reflections – Select Short Cuts [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Within its Shorts Showcase, JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film presents three sub-sections according to style-approach: narrative, documentary, and experimental. Yet if one goes through the titles from one sub-section to another, one could […]

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on Jul, 15 · in Reviews

i: Documentary of the Journalist (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Impassioned subjects and approaches tie the two people that propel the energy and vision of i: Documentary of the Journalist. Behind the camera is Tatsuya Mori, who is not only a documentary filmmaker but also […]

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on Jul, 13 · in Reviews


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