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Miike, Tsukamoto, Koreeda and Kobayashi to screen at Rotterdam Film Festival

Miike, Tsukamoto, Koreeda and Kobayashi to screen at Rotterdam Film Festival | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
by Chris MaGeeWe're at the beginning of a new year, and that means one of the biggest (and most interesting) film festivals is on the calendar.
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GUROZUKA DVD Review

GUROZUKA DVD Review | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Did we need another J-horror flick? Well, maybe. Gurozuka may seem out of step with the current state of Asian horror, but a quick glimpse at the label tells us that this film is from 2005 and is just now making its debut on US home video.
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Koki Mitani Puts A Ghost On The Stand In The Full Trailer For ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Koki Mitani Puts A Ghost On The Stand In The Full Trailer For ONCE IN A BLUE MOON | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Japanese writer-director Koki Mitani is about to do for the courtroom what he has already done for the theater, the hotel and the movie set.
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Shinkai's CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES Closes The 2011 Waterloo Festival For Animated Cinema

Shinkai's CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES Closes The 2011 Waterloo Festival For Animated Cinema | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Over the past few years the Waterloo Festival For Animated Cinema has quietly grown into one of the most reliable showcases of international animation in the world.
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Experimental Japanese Film at Zipangu Fest in November

Experimental Japanese Film at Zipangu Fest in November | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
ZIPANGU FEST TO HOST FILMS BY STAR OF JAPAN’S CONTEMPORARY EXPERIMENTAL SCENE TAKASHI MAKINO, AND OTHERS Takashi Makino's Still in Cosmos (2009, screened as part of the earthquake benefit night at Cafe Oto on 22 November November screenings at...
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Nippon Connection sucht Mitarbeiter für die Festivalorganisation 2012!

Wer hat Zeit und Lust (ehrenamtlich) beim japanischen Filmfestival Nippon Connection mitzuarbeiten? Wir suchen tatkräftige und engagierte Mitarbeiter, die ab Oktober im Team voll einsteigen können. Bedarf besteht momentan v.a.
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Six Questions for... Kenji Murakami

Six Questions for... Kenji Murakami | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Director Kenji Murakami has been a fixture of Japan's indie film scene for over 16 years.
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The world of Hayao Miyazaki recreated in Lego

The world of Hayao Miyazaki recreated in Lego | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
by Chris MaGee

We love Hayao Miyazaki here at the J-Film Pow-Wow, and I personally have very fond memories of playing with Lego as a child. (It really is a thousand toys in one!
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Behind the Pink Curtain retro at Era New Horizons Festival in Wroclaw, Poland

Behind the Pink Curtain retro at Era New Horizons Festival in Wroclaw, Poland | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
This is just a very quick post following on from the last, to go through with my earlier promise of putting some information up on the programme for the retrospective I curated with the Era New Horizons Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, to coincide with...
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Unter Schnee: Dokumentation über Japans Schneelandschaft ab 15. September im Kino

Unter Schnee: Dokumentation über Japans Schneelandschaft ab 15. September im Kino | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Noch im Mai liegt der Schnee im japanischen Echigo meterhoch und bedeckt Landschaft und Dörfer.
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Anime director Makoto Shinkai to head to NYC for the 5th annual New York Anime Festival

Anime director Makoto Shinkai to head to NYC for the 5th annual New York Anime Festival | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
by Chris MaGeeNews out of New York City didn't just promise an amazing retrospective of Nikkatsu films, but a don't-miss event for anime fans as well.
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JFF 2011 Early Review: YAMAKOSHI - THE REBIRTH OF A TINY JAPANESE VILLAGE

JFF 2011 Early Review: YAMAKOSHI - THE REBIRTH OF A TINY JAPANESE VILLAGE | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it


Few events change people's lives as powerfully as natural disasters. As we all know, a recent major disaster was the destructive earthquake in Japan on March 11.
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Six Questions for... Yoshihiko Matsui

Six Questions for... Yoshihiko Matsui | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
The world of independent film-making in Japan has produced some remarkable artists -- Hiroshi Teshigahara, Susumu Hani, Shuji Terayama and Shinya Tsukamoto to name only a few.
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Tatsuya Fujiwara And Ryuhei Matsuda Star In Toshiaki Toyoda's I'M FLASH

Tatsuya Fujiwara And Ryuhei Matsuda Star In Toshiaki Toyoda's I'M FLASH | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
It seems safe to say now that Japanese auteur Toshiaki Toyoda - director of Nine Souls and Blue Spring - is well and truly back.
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REVIEW: Tokyo Drifter

REVIEW: Tokyo Drifter | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
トーキョードリフター (Tokyo Dorifuta)Released: 2011Director:Tetsuaki MatsueStarring:Kenta MaedaRunning time: 72 min.Reviewed by Nicholas Vroman“Tokyo Drifter” begins on a black screen with the briefest of announcements.
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On AKIRA And Adaptations.

On AKIRA And Adaptations. | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Apparently I feel like riling up the natives today, so here's a talking point for you, and one I actually believe: Katsuhiro Otomo's animated Akira is a clumsy and sloppy adaptation of a far superior manga that tries - and fails - to jam in more...
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YAMAGAMI-KUN Wants To Eat You!

YAMAGAMI-KUN Wants To Eat You! | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
Yamagami-Kun is a forest god on a trip to the big city. He's cute, he's friendly, and he's very, very hungry. And wouldn't you know it?
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Theater Company RINKÔGUN (Japan): DA-RU-MA-SA-N-GA-KO-RO-N-DA

Theater Company RINKÔGUN (Japan): DA-RU-MA-SA-N-GA-KO-RO-N-DA | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
von Yôji Sakate – Dauer 140 Minuten, in japanischer Sprache mit Untertitelung Donnerstag, 29.9.11 20.00 Uhr Eur 17/12 Freitag, 30.9.11 20.00 Uhr Eur 17/12 Die Theatergruppe RINKÔGUN wurde 1983 von dem Stückeschreiber und Regisseur Yôji Sakate...
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Criterion Collection finds mint condition print of "Godzilla" for possible upcming release

Criterion Collection finds mint condition print of "Godzilla" for possible upcming release | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
by Chris MaGee

To say that The Criterion Collection has become the high watermark for DVD and Blu-ray releases of classic and art house films is a bit of an understatement.
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa finally returns, not to the big screen but to the small screen

Kiyoshi Kurosawa finally returns, not to the big screen but to the small screen | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
by Chris MaGee

It was only a few days ago that I was looking at my DVD shelf and my eyes stopped on Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata".
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Masato Harada and Takahisa Zeze both take home awards from Montreal World Film Festival

Masato Harada and Takahisa Zeze both take home awards from Montreal World Film Festival | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
by Chris MaGee

Back at the beginning of the month we had reported on how directors Masato Harada and Takahisa Zeze would both be in competition at Montreal's 35th World Film Festival.
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REVIEW: German + Rain

REVIEW: German + Rain | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
ジャーマン+雨 (German + Ame)Released: 2007 Director:Satoko Yokohama Starring:Yoshimi Nozaki Suzune FujiokaMichio HisauchiTatsunori HondaPeter HymanRunning time: 71 min.
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REVIEW: Whore Angels

REVIEW: Whore Angels | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
ピンサロ病院3 ノーパン診察室 (Pin-saro byôin 3: Nô-pan shinsatsushitsu)Released: 2000Director:Mototsugu WatanabeStarring:Shiori KurodaNao SaitoShuetsu TokaichiRira MizunoJimmy TsuchidaRunning time: 63 min.Reviewed by Chris MaGeeBlown into Tokyo by the dry winds...
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REVIEW: KanZeOn: The Magical Potential of Sound

REVIEW: KanZeOn: The Magical Potential of Sound | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
KanZeOn: The Magical Potential of SoundReleased: 2011 Directors:Neil Cantwell and Tim GrabhamStarring:Akinobu TatsumiEri FujiiAkihiro IitomiRunning time: 87 min.Reviewed by Marc Saint-Cyr"KanZeOn: The Magical Potential of Sound," Neil Cantwell and...
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Production Halted On Satoshi Kon's DREAMING MACHINE

Production Halted On Satoshi Kon's DREAMING MACHINE | Japanese Cinema | Scoop.it
The already tumultuous production history of Satoshi Kon's final film, The Dreaming Machine (Yume-Miru Kikai) has just become even rockier with word that animation studio Madhouse have very quietly put the production on hold due to...
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