Back from another festival (BFI London Film Festival) I am now facing the prospect of getting back to work and it is with some relief I go back to work because there is safety in a familiar routine! That written, I had fun. The films I saw were awesome! I started a Raindance season of reviews but I’m going to scrap that because there are some LFF reviews to get out. Some Raindance stuff did slip out – a review for Shindo – The Beat Knocks Her World, a post explaining the line-up of reviews for the films at the festival and a look at the live-action Japanese films at the Leeds International Film Festival. Yes, I’m going to have a series based on reviews at the LFF
Japanese Title: アルカナ
Release Date: October 19th, 2013
Running Time: 100 mins.
Director: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
Writer: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi (Screenplay), Yua Kotegawa (Original Manga)
Starring: Tao Tsuchiya, Masataka Nakagauchi, Mitsuki Tanimura, Goro Kishitani, Takuya Uehara, Miho Ninagawa, Hajime Taniguchi, Hajime Taniguchi, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
Mitsuki Tanimura (Thirteen Assassins), Tao Tsuchiya (Tokyo Sonata) Goro Kishitani (One Missed Call) star in an adaptation of Yua Kotegawa’s manga of the same name. It is directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi and he has been an AD on Miike films.
Detective Murakami (Nakagauchi) meets a girl who has the ability to speak to the dead but suffers from memory loss and can’t remember her own name so he calls her Maki and the two work together to solve a murder case involving a mad bomber. Somehow, Maki’s true identity is linked to the case.