(Yūzai)

My Friend ‘A’ (Yūzai) (2018)

My Friend ‘A’ (Yūzai) first published as a programme note for the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 When we first meet the two principal characters of Takahisa Zeze’s My Friend ‘A’ (Yūzai), they are hard to tell apart. We see them in medium shot being led by their new boss to the factory where they…

Japan Foundation Touring Programme 2015

First published (in slightly shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks There are plenty of festivals dedicated to collating the best new products of one national cinema or another, but what distinguishes the annual Japan Foundation Touring Programme from the rest is its showcasing of films from past as well as present, unified by a common (if…