Did you know that the Raindance Film festival is on in London? I totally forgot and they had a good selection of Japanese films which ends today with the closing night gala screening of Bonsai. I should have reported it but I have been busy with various things like going back to Japanese class – great fun. I’ll try and get some Japanese language posts up this month – I could cover the ―て form… or maybe not
The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival is at the end of this month and Zipangu Fest is next month so I will keep my ear to the ground and highlight any interesting titles.
In any case enough apologies and Japanese language lessons here are the film trailers!
Release date: N/A
Running time: 82 mins.
Director: Shunichiro Miki
Starring: Rinko Kikuchi, Fumi Nikaido, Boba, Kanji Tuda, Yoshiyuki Morishita
Look at that cast! More specifically look at Rinko Kikuchi (Norwegian Wood), fine actress that see is. Also in this film is Yoshiyuki Morishita from Survive Style 5+. Anyway this is the first trailer for The Warped Forest by Shunichiro Miki who directed The First Contact segment of Funky Forest. What’s warped forest about?
A collection of weird characters in a weird world are put on display. This is a world where there is a giant shopgirl unable to fit into the store she works in, nymphs harass a heart-broken woman with suggestive fruit and bedroom’s have weird green pods in them.