Tokyo! (France/Japan, 2008) [Tokyo Stories]

Taken as a whole, there does not seem to be any connecting points between the three films featured in the anthology Tokyo!, which was produced by Comme des Cinemas in 2008. Tapped the then-emerging world […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Reviews

Tora-san Meets His Lordship (Japan, 1977) [Japan Society]

The first film in the Tora-san series, It’s Tough Being a Man (1969), became a reality thanks to writer/director Yoji Yamada’s vision and persistence against skeptical studio execs and the disappointing TV series that preceded […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews

Sans Soleil (France, 1983) [Tokyo Stories]

More than thirty six years after its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 1983, Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil still poses an enigma today of a special type that only a philosopher […]

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on Nov, 17 · in Reviews

Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

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