Happy weekend, everyone!
I hope that you are all well.
In normal times, as a member of the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF), I’d be over in Japan watching films and meeting people. AND EATING OKONOMIYAKI! Instead, Covid-19 struck and it has been a year of keeping safe and rebuilding. I’ve been going into work occasionally but spent more time at home and this has been my situation for this year’s edition of OAFF. I’ve been helping out on various things whilst still writing reviews and conducting interviews (via e-mail) and so I’ve put up a bunch here already.
Keep Rolling – Thanks to this documentary, I now know everything there is to know about Ann Hui!
Three Sisters – You have to laugh otherwise you’d cry in this South Korean drama
The Slug – OHMYGOD,IWANTTOCRYINTHISSUBTLEANDHEARTBREAKINGFILMFROMSOUTHKOREA
JOINT – well-shot and gripping crime film charting Japan’s underworld!
yes, yes, yes – powerful drama that will make you love your family more!
An interview with the director of yes, yes, yes – find out the background to one of the best films of OAFF2021
Goto-san – Haha, a rom-com set in an internet cafe oH nO, we’ve turned a corner and now it’s a ride through the capitalist hellscape!
I hope that we all stay safe and overcome Covid-19. I know I’ll return to Osaka when that happens.
What was released this week?