Blue Hour (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Sunada (Kaho) is a director of television commercials – just past thirty-years-old, drinking a little too much, and hiding an unenthused lover from a happy but sexless husband. Once the pressures of a sexist industry […]

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The Journalist (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Directed by Michihito Fujii and based on a book by Isoko Mochizuki, The Journalist stars Shim Eun-Kyung as Erika Yoshioka, a reporter for a Tokyo Newspaper, and the daughter of an esteemed freelance journalist. Erika […]

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Night Cruising (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

The opening sequence of Makoto Sasaki’s documentary is undoubtedly its boldest and most intriguing moment: for thirteen minutes, the screen is utterly black while the clear and detailed audio of voices and sound effects narrates […]

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on Jul, 26 · in Reviews

A Japanese Boy Who Draws (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Masanao Kawajiri’s experimental animated short depicts the life of a boy aiming to achieve his dream of being a manga artist. It took the Runner-up Award for the Grand Prize at last year’s Pia Film Festival […]

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