What a week! The focus was on Japanese classes and getting to grips with constructing complex sentences with clauses embedded here, there and everywhere. In between that I’ve started clearing out 20 years worth of stuff – old magazines, video games, letters and cards. Very busy.
In live-action movie terms I wrote my review for 12 Years a Slave and then an announcement from Third Window Films for their forthcoming release of Shady. I started watching the dorama Double Face and… that was it. More anime than live-action. Yesterday was the trailer post. Next week I will post the final two reviews from last year’s BFI London Film Festival.
What about today’s trailers? Yesterday had a nice mix of titles but my true favourites lie in today’s post with Hello Superova and ‘Shun ka’ to wa, nandatta no ka? both bringing a more experimental edge to cinema screens.
Romaji: Tokyo Nanmin
Running Time: 130 mins.
Release Date: February 22nd, 2014
Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe
Writer: Takeshi Aoshima (Screenplay), Tetsuzo Fukuzawa (Original Novel)
Starring: Aoi Nakamura, Chihiro Otsuka, Sho Aoyagi, Mizuki Yamamoto, Akiyoshi Nakao, Jun Inoue, Nobuaki Kaneko
Shu Tokieda (Nakamura) was a college student in Tokyo but when he is kicked out for failing to pay his tuition fees, he soon falls down the social ladder and survies near the bottom working part-time at an internet café. Shu makes the decision to become a successful host…