JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film Goes Online from July 17-30

Japan Society has announced the full line-up for the 14th annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film. The largest festival of its kind in North America, this year’s edition is set for ​July 17-30​ […]

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on Jun, 26 · in News

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

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