Interview with Genta Matsugami [OAFF 2019]

Born in Hiroshima in 1981, Genta Matsugami is a film director who operates the creative production-house16 bit.inc. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 2005 and his graduation work won a prize in the […]

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on May, 18 · in Interviews

Hanagatami (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Is there subject matter that film, as a medium, is better at capturing than others? Perhaps it is emotion. Or maybe memory. Filmmakers can examine them in many expressive ways with an incredible range of […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

Thicker Than Water (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Keisuke Yoshida’s feature Thicker Than Water is a delightful, dramatic, and relatable film – even for this reviewer, an only child. Kazunari (Masataka Kubota) is a salesman for a printing company whose brother, Takuji (Hirofumi […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

Mori, The Artist’s Habitat (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Perhaps it is because of his emerging Western approach to painting, escaping the cruel clutches of Orientalism, but the work of Morikazu Kumagai is largely unknown in the West despite enjoying varying degrees of success […]

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on Jul, 26 · in Reviews

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