Well, less than a week to go before I head off to the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme and I’ve got everything booked and ready to go. I’ll be spending a few days in London and then on the day I go back home I’ll head straight for my Japanese lesson. Since I will be busy next week I have some anime-related posts I have been storing for some time ready to go out. Hopefully this all goes like clockwork.
This week was anime heavy. I posted first impressions with Wooser, Sekai Seifuku – Bouryaku no Zvezda and Pupa. Yesterday was a trailer post with Idol Master. In terms of films, last Sunday I watched the Korean film Mother and last Friday I watched American Hustle. Two awesome films that I hope to review soon. Actually, I have quite a few film reviews stored up that I need to post…
Romaji: Kanagawa Geijutsu Daigaku Eizo Gakka Kenkyushitsu
Running Time: 70 mins.
Release Date: January 25th, 2014
Director: Yuichiro Sakashita
Writer: Yuichiro Sakashita (Screenplay),
Starring: Kaori Iida, Chihiro Kasahara, Tomoya Maeno, Kazuhiko Takasu,
Wordy title, unattractive text heavy poster and yet I am intrigued by this film. The trailer had me laughing at some of the deadpan humour. The last film I saw that was about film students was Who’s Camus Anyway? Which I found enormously entertaining. Kanagawa University of Fine Arts, Office of Film Research played at last year’s Skip City Internatonal Digital Cinema Festival and it won the Special Jury Prize. Lookng at the trailer makes me think that this is the world that the film nerds from The Kirishima Thing would enter if they continued to pursue a movie career at university.
Okuda works in the Film Department of Kanagawa University of Fine Arts. When he witnesses students stealing school equipment he is ordered by film professors to hide the truth and make a false report. He is torn between reporting the students and not rocking the boat and causing trouble. Then another incident occurs on campus and the situation seems to spiral out of control…