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Kon Satoshi 1963 – 2010

I was sad to see the death of animator Kon Satoshi 今 敏 reported on Boing Boing today. He was one of my favourite film-makers. He made animated films with serious themes aimed at adults. I remember thinking “They broadcast … Continue reading

25. August 2010 by ロバート
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D.T. Suzuki Documentary screenings

If you have ever read about Buddhism you are certain to have come across the writings of D.T. Suzuki. I was recently contacted by a director of a film about Suzuki’s life. There are screenings in the UK in November. … Continue reading

23. October 2009 by ロバート
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Nagisa Oshima season at the BFI

A season of films by Oshima the director of the infamous Realm of the Senses (愛のコリーダ), and the notable Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (with a famous soundtrack) is playing at the NFT London from today until the end of October. … Continue reading

02. September 2009 by ロバート
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Children Full of Life – 涙と笑いのハッピークラス

I came across this film today on Japan Probe. It reminds me a bit of “The Queen’s Classroom” except this is a real look inside a classroom in Japan’s primary school system. The original 涙と笑いのハッピークラス―4年1組命の授業 was made by NHK in … Continue reading

22. July 2009 by ロバート
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Terracotta Film Festival London

As part of the Terracotta Film Festival at the Prince Charles cinema over the bank holiday weekend, there are three Japanese films being screened. After School Saturday 23 May 16:15 High Kick Girl Sunday 24 May 18:40 Ghost in the … Continue reading

11. May 2009 by ロバート
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Reality Fiction: Japan Foundation touring film programme

The Japan Foundation is sponsoring a film programme of Japanese films inspired by actual events. In London they will be screened at The ICA from the 6th to the 12th of February. Tickets are £8 / £7 Concessions / £6 … Continue reading

30. January 2009 by ロバート
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