To celebrate the end of this year and to whatever 2019 might bring, we happily release our top ten Japanese movies of 2018.
“The visual as aesthetic is as important for Tezka’s subjectivity as it was for his father’s subjectivity.”
What is logically hidden behind the surface of the film, is the act of composing the narrative space.
Introduction Thursday, I had the honour to attend a screening of Modern Love (English review/Japanese review) in Shinjuku’s K’s Cinema in the presence of the director Takuya and some of the crew-members – a guy responsible for the production design and a female make-up artist.
“a stillness that evokes nothing other than the nature of Japanese traditional culture as such – and the lives it influences.”
Introduction/序論 Again, it is time to celebrate! At the Inca Imperial International Film Festival Masakuza Kaneko’s The Albino’s Tree (2016) received the award for Best Photography and, even better, won the award for the Best Feature Film. While you can read in our review what’s so wonderful about this beautiful nuanced narrative, we also asked Masakuza Kaneko…
“Even now, on the occasion of guiding the performances of actors, I occasionally show this movie as prime reference.”
“Just like Kaguya-Hime is a gift from heaven, this movie is a gift from Takahata and Studio Ghibli. All what is left for us to do, is to accept and take this gift, cradled in own palms, to our friends and family and share this phenomenal masterpiece.”