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Live Action

1st March, 2011

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

Live Action, Podcasts

22nd February, 2011

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

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

Live Action

21st February, 2011

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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IFFR2011: Bleak Night

Film Festival, Live Action

17th February, 2011

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

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DN IFFR2011: Bleak Night – Yoon Sung Hyun

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

16th February, 2011

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

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

15th February, 2011

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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IFFR2011: End of Animal

Film Festival, Live Action

15th February, 2011

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

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IFFR 2011: Love Addiction

Film Festival, Live Action

11th February, 2011

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

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IFFR2011: The Journals of Musan

Film Festival, Live Action

9th February, 2011

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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IFFR2011: Poetry

Film Festival, Live Action

1st February, 2011

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,

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Julian Ross 2010 Top Ten

Article

26th December, 2010

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

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Premiere Japan 2010: New Japanese Cinema

Film Festival, Live Action

13th December, 2010

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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