Reiko and the Dolphin (Japan, 2019) [OAFF 2020]

Pink film director Shinji Imaoka delivers a downbeat indie drama that has its roots in the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Written at the time of the disaster, Imaoka had just made his debut as a […]

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on Apr, 05 · in Reviews

Kickstart This – Coming Back Sunny by Noriko Yuasa

Noriko Yuasa is currently raising funds for her latest independent short film Coming Back Sunny which focuses on a color-blind schoolgirl. Riria Kojima plays prematurely jaded seventeen-year-old Shiori, who is suddenly able to see the […]

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on Apr, 04 · in Features

Yan (Japan, 2019) [OAFF 2020]

Japan and Taiwan have the sort of close ties that embody all aspects of the hurt and joy of human relations. From language to politics, Japan’s time as colonial ruler to the post-war economics of […]

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on Apr, 03 · in Reviews

I Will Make You Mine (USA, 2020)

I Will Make You Mine completes what could be described as an accidental indie trilogy were it not for how this poignant and quietly purposeful finale came about. Written and directed by Dave Boyle, previous […]

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on Mar, 30 · in Reviews

Kamata Prelude (Japan, 2020) [OAFF 2020]

Receiving its world premiere as the closing film of the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020, Kamata Prelude is an omnibus movie split between four different directors with four distinct styles. Each director is part of […]

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on Mar, 29 · in Reviews

Summer is the Coldest Season (China, 2019)

Zhou Sun’s debut feature Summer is the Coldest Season is a coming-of-age drama about a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with the memory of her deceased mother and the shadow of her loser father. In nonlinear […]

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on Mar, 28 · in Reviews

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