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Posts Tagged“Japanese cinema”

Experimental Japanese filmmaker Isamu Hirabayashi’s 2003 work Textism is a bold and unsettling short film that combines mysteriously striking images, on-screen captions, and computer-generated speech narration. To say much more could ruin the movie’s effect(s),…

Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda is a Japanese filmmaker whose contemplative, visually distinct and humanist films stand as some of the best films of the last twenty years, including Maborosi, After Life and Still Walking. They combine realism with…

This 1981 short sees Japanese avant-garde filmmaker Takashi Ito grappling with the concept of “mise en abyme” through the constant (illusion of) movement and recurring emergence rendered as a kind of visual velocity. Ito’s stuttering…

As seen in this brief interview, Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien regards Japanese master Yasujirō Ozu as a kind of cinematic mathematician whose depictions of his characters’ lives was born from a detached analysis and deep…

This stunning animated film, Jumping, is a 1984 short written and directed by Tezuka Osamu, the legendary Japanese animator/cartoonist/producer/manga artist who is perhaps best known for creating Astro Boy. With this particular work, Osamu experiments…

Hiroshi Teshigahara, most famous for his 1964 classic The Woman In The Dunes, directed this stellar short film in 1965. The film, titled White Morning, is a dynamic portrait of a working youth in Japan…

For a quick break from your Monday, give this clip a look: from the documentary Talking With Ozu, French master Claire Denis discusses her personal relationship with the cinema of legendary Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu.…