Bad Poetry Tokyo (2018) Review

“A splendid debut full-length feature […] poignantly underlining the destructive effects of abuse on subjectivity as such.” 

Modern Love (2017) review

“A great narrative (…) that proves Takuya Fukushima’s talent to craft refreshing narratives and to compose beautiful imagery.”

Meeting with directors: Eiji Uchida.

“When shooting in Tokyo, Uchida and his crew once bet on how long it would take for the yakuza to show up: one minute after they started shooting.” Introduction Yesterday, we had the chance to meet Eiji Uchida, the director of Greatful Dead (2013), Lowlife Love (2015), and Love and Other Cults (2017) at the Belgian…

Talks with Directors: Tadashi Nagayama

“What I wanted my father to do then and, now that I have become a father myself, what I want to do if my child has problems is included in the movie.” Introduction With Journey of the Tortoise receiving a glaring review on this blog, we were very interested to sit down and have a…

Visualized hearts (2016) review

  “Igarashi Akiko does prove herself to be a new fresh voice in the Japanese sci-fi genre and a director to watch.” Introduction From 2012 onward, the Osaka Asian Film Festival has provided a platform named ‘The Indie Forum’ where spectators can see the projects of new and upcoming talent. This year, amazing indies like…

[Short Movie Time] Ache (2017) Review

“Despite the technical shortcomings of the narrative, the artistic talent of Endo is evident and her ability to cause emotion and evoke symbolism comes nicely to the fore.” Introduction In an attempt to further support upcoming Japanese directors, we also decided to review shorts and interview, when possible, the directors behind them. In most cases these…

The Sower (2016) review [Camera Japan Festival]

“Yosuke Takeuchi has prove(n) himself to be a director with a clear vision and the talent to sincerely paint his vision on the silver screen. We can’t wait for his second cinematographical adventure in the human interest genre.”