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World Cup Films - Moving (Japan)

Despite gaining many admirers in his native Japan, director Shinji Sômai remains a relatively unknown figure in the West. His touching domestic drama about a girl that struggles to come to terms with her parents’ separation was featured in Mark Cousin’s wonderful documentary, … 133 more words

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A Story of Mark Cousins and Children and Film

I helped with a collaborative feature on Mark Cousins’ touring Cinema of Childhood season for The Skinny, writing on three great films about kids: Little Fugitive… 16 more words

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News from Edinburgh

The author goes cine-ballooning at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Photo by Chris Bourton.

Sudarshan Ramani, the artist formerly known as Arthur S, has set up his own… 63 more words

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Japan Day

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is over for another year. I may attempt some kind of summary later in the week. I had a ball. For now, though, I’m going to flashback to a week ago. 515 more words

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Pane Pleasure

What with the Shinji Somai retrospective raging in Edinburgh, it would be hard for me to see my way to writing about anything else for The Forgotten this week — and indeed, Somai is a perfect fit for such a column. 104 more words

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Fourteen Minutes

The 14-minute opening take from Shinji Somai’s LOST CHAPTER OF SNOW: PASSION, which resolves into a love story, a search for identity, and a murder mystery with a teenage girl protagonist. 155 more words

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Little Friend

“Is that the one that starts like a social realist family drama and ends like an Emir Kusturica film?” asked Chris Bourton, who’s crashing on our spare bed for the second half of the Edinburgh Film Fest. 253 more words

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