Happy weekend, dear reader!
I hope you are all well.
It has been a busy week for J-film fans in North America because the while the New York Asian Film Festival has finished, Japan Cuts is still in full swing on the East Coast of the States in New York and the Asian Film Festival Dallas has been making waves down south in Texas. There’s another festival due to start next week called the Batsu Film Festival in Denver, Colorado. Each festival has had a fantastic selection of films, many of which I have reviewed (yay!) and can recommend. V-Cinema has been publishing reviews of mine:
Towards a Common Tenderness (2017)
Born Bone Born (2018)
Of Love and Law (2017)
Older ones from the V-Cinema archive which I covered last year or at Osaka earlier this year:
The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)
Passage of Life (V-Cinema Review) (2017)
Kushina, what will you be (V-Cinema Review) (2018) Here’s an interview with the director: Hayami Moet (V-Cinema)
Dear Etranger (2017) (V-Cinema)
TOURISM (V-Cinema Review) (2018) Here’s an interview with the director: Miyazaki Daisuke (V-Cinema)
My reviews from the New York Asian Film Festival were also published at V-Cinema:
The Scythian Lamb (2017)
The Blood of Wolves (2018)
The Hungry Lion (2017)
Dynamite Graffiti (2018)
Some of the older reviews and the Osaka ones I have published here over the last year, the newer ones will be published over the next couple of months. A couple of these will make my top ten films of the year!
As for the UK, we get a lot of films screened for free by the Japan Foundation as part of their Pre-Summer Explorers and Summer Explorers run.
Right, that’s enough of a catch-up with here, what’s released in Japanese cinemas this weekend?
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