AntiPorno (2016) Review

antipornobanner.png

“The cinematographical lyricism – poetics by movement and poetics by the signifier – (…) masterly isolates the problematic nature of male sexual enjoyment and the hypocrite situation of a male-dominant society professing freedom.”

Introduction 

Given Sion Sono’s track record of creating movies that turn around sexuality (Guilty of Romance (2011)) and aggression (Suicide circle (2002)), and investigate, often poetically, human nature and society, it should not have come as a surprise that Nikkatsu invited Sono to create a roman-porno to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno label.

Continue reading

Fires on the plain (2014) review.

firesbanner

“As blood splatters around and flying limbs are flying too, the  narrative etches an unsettling and claustrophobic encounter with the demise of humanity.”

Introduction

Shin’ya Tsukamoto, who directed narratives like the cyberpunk horror narrative Tetsuo: the iron man (1989), Bullet Ballet (1998) and the surreal erotic-thriller A Snake of June (2002), is nothing else than a cult director. Well-known for this explicit depictions of violence – depictions aiming to reveal the violence and erotic feelings inherent to the subject, Tsukamoto decided to use the depictions of violence in Fires on The Plain for a different purpose: to reveal the horror of the war.

Continue reading

種をまく人 (2016) レビュー (日本語)

bannersower.png

「竹内洋介。彼は明確なヴィジョンを持った映画監督であり、それを誠実に銀幕に描き出すことのできる才能を証明した。人間模様を描く彼の次回作を、我々は待ちきれない。」

導入

映画の物語が、有名な画家の芸術と人生に触発されることは、珍しいことだ。映画「種をまく人」の場合で言うと、オランダの画家・ヴィンセント・ヴァン・ゴッホの人生、より具体的に言えば「種をまく人」や「ひまわり」の絵画、これらの要素が一体化し、物語を竹内洋介に紡がせた。

Continue reading

Bangkok Nites (2016) [Camera Japan Festival]

 

bangkokbanner.png

“That is why, when all is said and done, the narrative of Luck and Ozawa, due to the lack of the cinematographical conciseness and thematic focus, is not able to truly touch and captivate the spectator.”

Introduction 

Even after wars are over, the scars left by the war are still visible. If you go to my country, Belgium, and visit the western corner of West-Flanders, the various graveyards of American, German, Canadian, …etc. and the left-overs of the bunkers are fixed reminders of the first world war. What concerns Thailand, the scars present there are reminders of their colonial history.

Continue reading