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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Amiko (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Amiko is the directorial debut of Yoko Yamanaka, a twenty-year-old from Nagano whose indie film not only won the Audience Award and Hikari TV Award at the Pia Film Festival 2017, but was also featured […]

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Abnormal Family (Japan, 1984) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Suo Masayuki became known to international audiences with his delightful sumo drama Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (1992) and his hit drama Shall We Dance? (1996), the latter of which received the Hollywood remake treatment. Less […]

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Toward a Common Tenderness (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Kaori Oda uses her documentary Toward A Common Tenderness to explore the way that cinema can be used to depict the space and feelings between people, how the camera has the power to understand and […]

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