I want to start this post by congratulating Haru Kuroki who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at this year’s Berlin Film Festival for her performance in Yoji Yamada’s Little House. Head over to the BBC website to see her reaction in a video which is adorable and very Japanese.
This week was all about getting information about the Japanese films playing at the Berlin Film Festival out to the wider world and putting up the review of the first new film I saw in 2014, All is Lost. I hope to have my review for 12 Years a Slave up next week and get the rest of the BFI London Film Festival reviews posted (two large ones which I’ll try and edit down to something more accurate, brief and concise) and start in on the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.
The second trailer post of the week rounds up the trailers and the documentaries. Hello! Junichi is the big drama here and it is surrounded by lots of 3/11 documentaries. Here they are! Let’s go!
Japanese Title: ハロー！ 純一
Romaji: Hallo! Junichi
Running Time: 91 mins.
Release Date: February 15th, 2014
Director: Katsuhito Ishii, Kanoko Kawaguchi, Atsushi Yoshioka
Writer: Atsushi Yoshioka, Kanoko Kawaguchi (Screenplay), Noriko Ishii (Original Novel)
Starring: Hikari Mitsushima, Amon Kabe, Ryushin Tei, Chizuru Ikewaki, Tatsuya Gashuin, Yoshiyuki Morishita
Hello! Junichi is a film that follows the lives of a group of people in a small village including 6 elementary school students and a university student (Mitsushima) apprenticing as a teacher in their school.
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