Cenote (Japan/Mexico, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Sunbeams refracted through water strongly recalls the image of light refracted by the lens in a film projector into a darkened movie theatre, and vice versa. This linking of film, water, and refracted images is […]

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on Jul, 22 · in Reviews

Special Actors (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Shinichiro Ueda’s highly anticipated follow-up to One Cut of the Dead (2017) is finally here, and it looks nothing like its predecessor. The director’s latest project, Special Actors, is a quaint little comedy about a […]

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on Jul, 21 · in Reviews

Labyrinth of Cinema (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s final opus Labyrinth of Cinema takes us on a journey of Japanese cinematic history and literature, especially during the early Showa period until the end of World War II. As the title suggests, […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

Prison Circle (Japan, 2020) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

A sand animation sequence accompanied by a voiceover about a lonely boy who could not help himself from lying opens and closes Kaori Sakagami’s most recent documentary. The sequence concerns a childhood memory of Taku, […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

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