Film: Sweet Bean (An)

I must confess, despite having a big love for Japanese Cinema, I have never watched a film by the Cannes regular; Naomi Kawase till now. With the release of the 2017 Cannes Line-up, I have decided to finally watch one of her films in preparation for ‘Hikari’ Kawase’s film that will be screening at Cannes… Continue reading Film: Sweet Bean (An)

Film: Travelling Circus

The film opens with a view of the bleak, barren world. Horses pulling a carriage travel across the empty landscape. From the film’s title we can infer that the people in the carriage and travelling alongside it are the titular travelling circus. When they arrive at the village, they look at the people in the… Continue reading Film: Travelling Circus

Film: After the Storm

Full disclosure: My favorite film is Kore-eda’s first fictional feature Maboroshi no Hikari and I am generally an enthusiast of his films. (But I do not like Like Father Like Son) It opens with a scene of a family home. Quiet, Peaceful, Serene. It sets the tone for what is to come. Throughout the film… Continue reading Film: After the Storm