Posted in “ Japan Cuts ” tag: 22 entries

Not a Fad, But Religion

Aug 25, 2017

In the rapidity of the expansion of the Internet, the world beyond the screen becomes more and more and realistic. …

The Unknown Resistance

Aug 21, 2017

In 2015, during the heated US presidential campaign, and a time when the lack of Asian-Americans in entertainment became a …

Daydream, Interrupted

Aug 11, 2017

Director Sunao Katabuchi’s animated feature film “In This Corner of the World,” which gained explosive word-of-mouth popularity after its opening …

Almost Transparent Actor

Aug 04, 2017

JAPAN CUTS!, North America’s largest Japanese film festival, arrives at Japan Society every July to captivate Japanese film lovers of …

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 …

Freshness and Pride

Jul 23, 2016

On July 15th Denden, one of today’s essential actors in Japanese cinema and TV, visited New York City ‘s 10th …

An Actress Called Idol

Jul 22, 2016

Where does the sparkle in her eyes come from? Today, Atsuko Maeda continues her leap as an actress appearing in …

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 …

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 …

A Contradiction Named Freedom

Aug 10, 2015

Like in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” and Robert Bresson’s “Pickpocket,” people who are faithful to their hearts encounter torment because …

In Search Of Freedom

Jul 30, 2015

Director Hisako Matsui has been depicting the lives of women through her three narrative films “Solitude Point,” “Oriume” and “Leonie.” …

Even If My Body Disappears

Jul 26, 2015

Every July, Japan Society hosts the much-awaited festival of new Japanese films Japan Cuts! Actors and directors visit the festival …

The Index of Confidence

Oct 01, 2014

Running time is an important aspect of a film because it defines whether the film can reach a wide audience …

Catching a Ray of Light in the Darkness

Jul 28, 2014

Every July the hearts of New Yorkers begin to throb for the colorful Japanese film series Japan Cuts! An exceptional …

The Beauty She Finds

Jul 14, 2014

Fumi Nikaido is a talent brilliantly shooting through the current Japanese film industry. Three of this momentum caliber’s latest films, …

Under the Same Sky…

Sep 15, 2013

Today there are 3,480,000 disabled adults living at home in Japan.  Even though that amount of disabled adults exists, in …

Taboos and a Sense of Danger

Aug 30, 2013

Junichi Inoue’s directorial debut “A Woman and War,” which premiered at the 2013 Japan Cuts!, is filled with depictions that …

The Dance of Life and Death

Aug 02, 2013

Many religions teach not to be fearful.  Just like that, the lead character of Toshiaki Toyoda’s “I’m FLASH!,” Rui (Tatsuya …

The Filmmakers’ Portrait Series: Yu Irie

Aug 09, 2012

From now on, Yu Irie is a film director who will lead Japanese cinema. The consensus that permeated …