The anarchy reigns in a near future Tokyo where several gangs fight against each others to take control of the city…
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Takashi Miike is full of surprises. The man has gained wide attention in the West more than 10 years ago with horror/gore films such as Audition, Ichi the Killer, Visitor Q… Miike has always been an active director, always working on new projects, trying different genres, different subjects, delivering 2 or 3 films each year, […]
When thinking about Japanese cinema, Akira Kurosawa is among the first names to come in mind. We’ve seen his movies, enjoyed his paintings, learned from his many interviews… We’re always trying to find more things to get from this master, to understand his vision of the world.
We often talk about the state of the Japanese film industry, how directors are having difficulties to develop original or personal projects in a media-mix economy mostly interested in adapting successful TV-drama/manga/anime franchises to the big screen.
Last year, we shared with you this interview with Robin Gatto, writer of a book on Japanese director Hideo Gosha, best known in the West as the man behind Goyokin starring Tatsuya Nakadai as the troubled, bearded masterless samurai. Soon after this interview, the author found an interested publishing company, and a year later, the […]
The name Ghibli has acquired a large following through the world since the 2000s, with the releases of films like Spirited Away or Mononoke, proving the huge talent of director Hayao Miyazaki to create beautiful touching stories for children as well as grownups (who haven’t lost touch with their inner child).