Being Natural (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Tadashi Nagayama showed that he is not afraid to experiment with style and shifting genres in his debut feature Journey of the Tortoise (2017), which seamlessly blended drama and comedy with a touch of surrealism. […]

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on Jul, 25 · in Reviews

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Kamagasaki is a slum-like part of Osaka’s Nishinari district, notorious for having a high concentration of day labourers, homeless and a history of civil unrest, not to mention its proximity to the Tobita Shinchi red-light […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

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

Demolition Girl (Japan, 2018) [OAFF 2019]

A man’s get up and go is what defines him, according to the writer Yukio Mishima. If that’s the case then Cocoa Umeda, the main protagonist of Genta Matsugami’s debut film, has a lot going […]

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on Mar, 03 · in Reviews

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