“I think making comedy is facing humanity, how can I explain this…”
“A narrative that underlines Yamanaka’s talent and wets our appetite for her future narratives.”
“A timely reminder that Japanese society has to take bullying and its effects more seriously/”
“It is bad to do things on impulse.”
“The very boldness by which Nagayama decided to let the seemingly nonsensical derail the ordinary struggle of a man has to be applauded.”
What is logically hidden behind the surface of the film, is the act of composing the narrative space.
“Okada has not failed to compose a truly refreshing take on the fantasy genre.”
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 A new Fantasia fest is upon is – one of the main events of the summer. By way of introduction, we want to share four movies Japanese that, if you’re able to go to the festival, should be on your to-watch list. Of course there are also other high-profile Japanese movies to see:https://fantasiafestival.com/en/program/movies?countryId=51761. And,…