Tagged with Japanese cinema

‘The Third Murder’ in cinemas soon

‘The Third Murder’ in cinemas soon


Good news for fans of  the Japanese murder mystery or ‘court drama’ genre – Kore-eda Hirokazu’s latest film, The Third Murder, is hitting UK cinema screens on 23rd March. Attorney Shigemori Tomoaki (Fukuyama Masaharu) takes on the defence case of Misumi Takashi (Yakusho Koji), who has been accused of murdering, robbing and setting fire to … Continue reading

BFI London Film Festival 2017 round-up

BFI London Film Festival 2017 round-up


The BFI London Film Festival 2017 has been and gone! No doubt you’ll have seen one of the many posters on the London Underground and managed to catch at least one film yourself. I caught a few other foreign films but, for the purposes of this blog, here are the three Japanese films I caught. … Continue reading

WIN! In This Corner of the World and art cards

WIN! In This Corner of the World and art cards


Here’s your chance to win MangaUK’s latest film release – In This Corner of the World by Sunao Katabuchi on BR/DVD doubleplay, along with some rare art cards! In This Corner of the World is a moving, touching and important film, which I reviewed earlier this year. In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu … Continue reading

Raindance Film Festival 2017 round-up

Raindance Film Festival 2017 round-up


Last week I experienced Raindance Film Festival, now in its 25th year, for the first time. Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK and it certainly feels like I spent most of last week watching some fantastic films. As this is a Japan blog, I had to focus predominantly on … Continue reading