Based on the Award-winning Manga “Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni” by Fumiyo Kono. “In this Corner of the World” revolves around a young bride named Suzu Urano who moves to small port town Kure with her husband to start a new life. 199 more words
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Harmonium (2017; Dir.: Kôji Fukada)
By Daniel Barnes
*Opens Friday, June 23 at the 4 Star Theater in San Francisco.
Over one year after winning the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes 2016, this repressed and implosive Japanese tragedy finally receives a limited stateside release. 158 more words
Man, when I think about Otomo Katsuhiro’s 1988 anime adaptation of his own manga Akira these days, I feel bad. Once upon a time, as a teenager watching this movie in the middle of the night to avoid sleep, everything about it blew my mind and opened me up to exploring animation in film further than any moment of my life beforehand save for when I was a child and really ate that stuff up. 1,402 more words
This year’s Udine Far East Film Festival offered a great selection of truly excellent films, and among those, some packed an especially powerful emotional charge; in this grouping, there is no doubt that 1,284 more words