“This is not your average Japanese movie. This is rap plus fighting action!” – Producer Yoshinori Chiba (Cold Fish, Guilty of Romance) Japan-based journalist Jason Gray had the opportunity to go visit the set of Sion Sono’s upcoming film Tokyo Tribe, the live-action adaptation of the manga of the same name, it’s the director’s biggest […]
An introduction to Japanese director Sion Sono! With journalist Stephane du Mesnildot (Cahiers du cinema, moderator of this masterclass) acting as your guide into the world of Sono, discussing the notion of punk, family & death, the evolution of the director’s style… and, giving you an advice to know where to begin if you’d like […]
More than 10 years after directing his last film, Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima has passed away mid-January 2013, leaving behind him an important body of work that has deeply influenced Japanese movies.
What asian movies to expect in 2013? Any interesting upcoming films from Japan, South Korea, China…? Find out right now!
// What are the best asian movies of 2012? We’ve invited special guests to share their insights with you. Well, our final guest is Jason Gray, a filmmaker, journalist and translator based in Tokyo. See Loaded Films. Warning: Text contains massive spoilers!