Sennan Asbestos Disaster (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Kazuo Hara, the director of Sennan Asbestos Disaster, hails from the tradition of dissenters in Japanese society, a man who has dedicated his career to zooming in his lens on governmental culpability while celebrating the […]

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We Make Antiques! (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

The best scam artists wins all in Japanese shady antiques dealings – the luckiest one might even get his hands on a genuine Rikyu tea ceremony chaki. Kiichi Nakai leads a delightfully comedic ensemble cast, […]

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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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Blank 13 (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Bookending an immeasurable physical and emotional distance father and son stand atop a hospital roof, eyes meeting only out of necessity, silence reluctantly broken for the passing of pleasantries. Testament to the unforgiving neglect and […]

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Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

The endless fascination that anime, and media more broadly, has with the experience of girlhood knows no bounds. From the magical girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica or Cardcaptor Sakura to the far more empowered […]

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Violence Voyager (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

There is no escaping the visual charm of Ujicha’s conceptually playful science fiction film Violence Voyager. While being a follow up to a film with similar style, the elusiveness of availability of the director’s first […]

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