Talks with directors: Masaaki Yuasa

With the release of The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl and Lu Over the Wall – both were screened at Fantasia Film Festival, 2017 has already been a very busy year for Masaaki Yuasa. To celebrate both releases, we sit down with Yuasa to talk about his past, the present and the future.

監督との話し合い: Masaaki Yuasa [日本語]

With the release of The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl and Lu Over the Wall – both were screened at Fantasia Film Festival, 2017 has already been a very busy year for Masaaki Yuasa. To celebrate both releases, we sit down with Yuasa to talk about his past, the present and the future. 

Swaying Mariko (2017) Review

“[It] may at times feel rough around the edges, but Koji Segawa crafted a strange, compelling and (..) slightly confronting slice of life narrative (…) that [shows] that it is never good to leave things unsaid – and that only communication between subjects can mend a relationship and can safe subjects from the no-good position they fundamentally are.”

Satoshi: a move for tomorrow (2016) Review

Matsuyama Kenichi’s splendid performance turns Satoshi: a move for tomorrow into a very moving character study of Satoshi Murayama, but, above all, into a beautiful love-letter to the art of Shogi.

監督との話し合い: Kenji Yamauchi [日本語]

Introduction Our third guest for Talks with directors is Kenji Yamauchi, director of Being Mitsuko (2011), her father my lover (2015) and, of course, At the Terrace (2016). We’re grateful that Kenji Yamauchi took the time to sit down with us to discuss various aspects of his work. He talks about how he got interested…

Memoirs of a murderer (2017) review.

As long as one doesn’t expect to find any deep psychological truths on the nature of the serial killer in the narrative or a deep character study of a murderer as such, [the narrative] proves to be as thrilling and satisfying as the original was.