Posted in “ New York Asian Film Festival ” tag: 14 entries

Her New Frontier

Jul 30, 2017

On the day after the United States Presidential Inauguration this year, the Women’s March was held in the multiple cities …

Akihiko Shiota & Yuki Mamiya

Just Like Drinking Water…

Jul 17, 2017

As Shunga (Japanese erotic art) from the Edo period attests, until the Western sense of values arrived in Japan, sex …

The World Beyond the Barrier

Jul 12, 2016

What could he show us next? It seems a long time since he was one of the Korean big four, …

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 …

"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 …

When the Soul Regains Its Voice

Jul 25, 2015

“Humans can control emotions,” says a character in Kiki Sugino’s second directorial feature “Taksu,” which had its North American premiere …

A Love Letter to Change

Jul 09, 2015

There are no things that never change. That’s why now is precious. Tokyo is on its way to change for …

A Woman Falls, Bracingly

Jul 02, 2015

Women doing something bad are peculiarly attractive. In Daihachi Yoshida’s acclaimed new feature “Pale Moon,” which had its North American …

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, …

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 Jackie Chan Experience

Jun 22, 2013

With “Drunken Master,” “Project A,” and Hollywood’s 2010 remake “The Karate Kid,” world superstar Jackie Chan has created numerous notable …

Toshiaki Toyoda: The Film Director Who Fell in Love with the World

Jul 24, 2012

Even though he makes films in Japan, it seems like film director Toshiaki Toyoda looks into Japan from the outside. …

Actress Masami Nagasawa Takes a Leap

Jul 19, 2012

The face of Toho Studio actress Masami Nagasawa began working in entertainment when she was twelve years old. …