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WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Best Ghibli film since MONONOKE

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a love story, a ghost story and a coming-of-age tale, all rendered in beautiful, painterly, exquisite 2-D animation. It is about Anna, a troubled 12-year-old girl in modern Japan who is sent to visit relatives in Kushiro, on the island of Hokkaido, for the summer so that she can get a break from the stress that is giving her asthma attacks. 1,524 more words

Directors

A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING - released on dvd

A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING (U) 2013 JAPAN ASAHARA, YÛZÔ £11.99
Romantic period drama about a talented cook, who is asked to marry into a rich renowned family of chefs. 45 more words

Japanese Cinema

Rock’s Report From The 58th SF Intl Film Festival: Tetsuya Nakashima's "The World of Kanako"

#chooseyourweapon and man did this film do just that. Tetsuya Nakashima latest movie is a gritty noir about a father searching and attempting to rescue his daughter. 233 more words

Reviews

FILM REVIEW: AU REVOIR L'ÉTÉ (2014, JAPAN)

By David Pountain

Directed by Koji Fukada

Any discussion of Koji Fukada’s affecting new drama, Au revoir l’été, will inevitably involve a comparison to the late great Eric Rohmer. 648 more words

ASIA

Tokyo Twilight (1957) - Yasujiro Ozu

A terrific and very dark Ozu classic. As always, an intricate script, with complex parallels between the characters and a complete refusal to offer easy answers. 37 more words

Art Cinema

Domo ArigaDIE!!! - Day 25 - Video Curation: The Machine Girl (Noboru Iguchi) (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

The cover art for Domo ArigaDIE!!! was inspired by Noboru Iguchi’s THE MACHINE GIRL. I didn’t know Iguchi’s work when I lived in Japan, just came across his work a year or so ago. 191 more words

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