The Light Shines Only There (Japan, 2014) [Japan Cuts 2015]

Based on the novel by Yasushi Sato, The Light Shines Only There stars Go Ayano as Tatsuo, a young man who spends his nights getting drunk and his days in a pachinko parlor after suffering […]

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on Jul, 19 · in Reviews

Belladonna of Sadness (Japan, 1973) [JAPAN CUTS 2015]

Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (who also co-wrote the script with Yoshiyuki Fukuda), Belladonna of Sadness is an animated feature based on the 1862 novel The Sorceress by Jules Michelet, which was a novelization of a […]

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on Jul, 18 · in Reviews

And the Mud Ship Sails Away (Japan, 2013) [JAPAN CUTS 2015]

This comedy┬ácenters on the “life” of Takashi Hirayama (Kiyohiko Shibukawa), who┬álives in the small town of Otawara with his elderly grandmother (played to hilarious effect by director Hirobumi Watanabe’s actual 96-year-old grandmother). Nearing middle age, […]

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