Posted in “ Director ” tag: 151 entries

The Stories We Are Bequeathed

Jun 07, 2017

Needless to say, World War II has left irreparable scars all over the planet. The survivors of those events have …

Examine Democracy Before It’s Too Late

May 07, 2017

In the 2016 US presidential election, 136 million people voted, a figure which marks the second lowest total voter turnout …

Meditation of Life

May 03, 2017

A fascinating and profound new documentary “The Departure,” directed by Lana Wilson who stunned America with her 2013 film “After …

Uncertainty As Possibility

Apr 13, 2017

In our early 20s, away from home with the feeling of having our own space and time, and new opportunities …

Searching for Love Where There Is Only Lust

Aug 13, 2016

We live in a clash of opposites: youth and aging, beauty and ugliness, life and death. Even New York City …

Endless Ripples of War

Aug 11, 2016

As the atomic bombs engulfed Hiroshima on August 6th and Nagasaki on August 9th in a sea of flame, burning …

The Voices of Footprints

Aug 07, 2016

Perhaps only a handful of people can shine in the world. But around those shining lights, there are an innumerable …

A Spherical Perspective

Jul 31, 2016

A unilateral broadcast can hugely influence society. Known for his previous works “A” and “A2,” director Tatsuya Mori’s first feature …

An Actor Meets His Greatest Enemy

Jul 07, 2016

Just as Robert De Niro received the Academy Award for Best Actor for “Raging Bull” after “Taxi Driver,” the greatest …

Haru Kuroki as Nanami

Possibilities of Outsiders

Jul 01, 2016

On June 24th at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, internationally renowned Japanese director Shunji Iwai received the Lifetime …

The Mother of the Voice in the Ear

Jun 11, 2016

Is it possible for a film to heal? In complete darkness, we are immersed in the whirring, cooing calls of …

"Inside Men"

The 15th New York Asian Film Festival

Jun 07, 2016

The 15th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival, also as known as NYAFF and organized by Subway Cinema …

Japan Cuts! Will Welcome Its 10th Anniversary

May 29, 2016

New York City’s Japanese film festival Japan Cuts! welcomes its 10th anniversary this summer at Japan Society where about 30 …

Untouchable to Touchable

May 06, 2016

Between victims, criminals and the court itself, we often get lost and forget our goals; in many cases, a trial …

(左から )三原麻衣子、菊池葉月、川村りら、田中幸恵

In Search of the Centroid

May 01, 2016

Wherever and in whatever era you live, there is the dilemma of how to live free. So as long as …

Sex and Death: Inescapable

Apr 23, 2016

These days we are entertained by sexy attractive superheroes who come close to death but always defeat the villain eventually. …

Roy Chiao as Abbot HUI Yuan

It’s Better to Believe in Ghosts

Apr 21, 2016

 

On a dark and moonless night, a grasshopper caught in the center of a spider’s web fights for its life. …

The 15th Tribeca Film Festival Presents 40th Anniversary of Sensational “Taxi Driver”

Apr 12, 2016

New York’s big Spring event the Tribeca Film Festival welcomes its 15th anniversary this year and runs from April 13th …

Fundamental Questions of Existence

Apr 08, 2016

Even if we share the same event, we will each have a different perspective of it. Even with knowing someone, …

Felicia Atampuri (left) and Jacob Ayanaba (right)

Let Diversity Come Alive

Mar 14, 2016

 

Throughout the developing world, images and media from Western culture attract and inspire young people to ambition and to seek …