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: 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…

Talks with directors: Matsumoto Shingo

In this enlightening interview, Matsumura explains how he became a movie director, the joys and difficulties of independent movie making, the source of comedy, and of course about love and romance.

前置き (英語) Our second guest for Talks with movie directors is Matsumura Shingo, the director of Striking Out in Love (2013) and Love and Goodbye And Hawaii (2016) – our review of this narrative can be found here. We sincerely want to express our thanks to him for answering our questions and to provide an insight in…

映画監督との話し合い: Tanaka Jun

First of all, thanks to Jun Tanaka to have taken the time to answer my questions. The interview was conducted bilingually and the English translation of the interview will be published in the coming week. The decision to publish the Japanese version has a simple reason; the signifiers he uses are his own. As such…