No Looking Back

No Looking Back (Otorvi i vybros) (2021)

No Looking Back (Otorvi i vybros) had its North America première at SXSW 2022 The intent of Kirill Sokolov‘s arresting feature debut Why Don’t You Just Die! (2018) was carefully laid out in its original Russian title, Papa, sdokhni (literally ‘Daddy, die’). For this was to to be a direct assault on the patriarchy, as…

Tokyo

Tokyo Story (1953)

First published by Little White Lies “Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Tokyo. Let us trace the history of this great city”. So says the unseen guide on the Tokyo tour bus, before pointing out how the 500-year-old Imperial Palace “contrasts strongly with the bustle of modern Tokyo.” Elderly couple Shukichi (Ryû Chishû) and Tomi (Higashiyama Chieko)…