Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan, Japan Society, November 8 – December 17

Established by the larger-than-life, controversial businessman, producer and visionary Haruki Kadokawa, the game-changing Kadokawa Film studio redefined Japanese popular culture and media from the late 1970s through the 1980s with a series of highly marketed […]

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on Oct, 26 · in News

The Light Shines Only There (Japan, 2014) [Japan Cuts 2015]

Based on the novel by Yasushi Sato, The Light Shines Only There stars Go Ayano as Tatsuo, a young man who spends his nights getting drunk and his days in a pachinko parlor after suffering […]

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on Jul, 19 · in Reviews

Belladonna of Sadness (Japan, 1973) [JAPAN CUTS 2015]

Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (who also co-wrote the script with Yoshiyuki Fukuda), Belladonna of Sadness is an animated feature based on the 1862 novel The Sorceress by Jules Michelet, which was a novelization of a […]

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on Jul, 18 · in Reviews

Asleep (Japan, 2015) [JAPAN CUTS 2015]

Asleep, as befits its title, is a quiet, gentle and slow-paced film about Terako (Sakura Ando), a young woma who is having an affair with a somewhat older married man named Mr. Iwanaga (Arata Iura). […]

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on Jul, 15 · in Reviews

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