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Christopher, played by real-life painter Christopher Baker, paints shapes into the clouds in his paintings that actually don’t exist as the colourless sky

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DN Special: Confessions of a Dog – Gen Takahashi

In preparation for a screening at the Glasgow Film Festival which kicked off last weekend and a DVD release from Third Window Films in March, Confessions of a

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Back to the Future: Japanese Cinema Since the Mid-90s

For their eighth year, the Japan Foundation have curated a film season out of their archives to present at the ICA and venues elsewhere in the U.K. For this

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Film Festival, Live Action

IFFR2011: Bleak Night

Another astonishing Korean debut on the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Tiger Awards line-up was Bleak Night, written, edited and directed by the

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DN IFFR2011: Bleak Night – Yoon Sung Hyun

Competing for the Tiger Awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yoon Sung Hyun’s Bleak Night shows how petty squabbles amongst school

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DN IFFR2011: The Journals of Musan – Park Jung-Bum

Park Jung-Bum’s accomplished debut feature The Journals of Musan was awarded both the FIPRSECI Jury Award and a Tiger Award at the International Film

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Film Festival, Live Action

IFFR2011: End of Animal

Tales of the apocalypse are often told in epic gravitas and loud explosions, yet a recent trend of filmmaking has searched for strategies to dig under our skin

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IFFR 2011: Love Addiction

Love Addiction, alternatively titled Fuyu no Kemono which means ‘Winter’s Beast’ in Japanese, throws four characters with conflicting personalities into

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Film Festival, Live Action

IFFR2011: The Journals of Musan

The Tiger Awards Competition line-up showcased an impressive array of world cinema feature-length debuts (and some second features), but none of these

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Film Festival, Live Action

IFFR2011: Poetry

When Yang Mija, performed with exquisite passion by veteran actress Yun Jung-hee, begins attending a local poetry class to attend to her late-life ennui, she

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Julian Ross 2010 Top Ten

My best-of-the-year list for DN, alongside my top ten Japanese films of 2010 for Midnight Eye, are my first submissions of best-of lists for any publication. I

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Premiere Japan 2010: New Japanese Cinema

Premiere Japan was a great opportunity to catch up on recent Japanese titles that had, for one reason or another, been ignored by U.K. distributors and

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