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: Love Exposure

‘Love Exposure’ is a cult film of cult films. It first starts out comically absurd and then it flips everything and turns into a serious drama built on top of the ridiculous elements previously established. This is a movie that wants to play the audience’s emotions – not in a overly manipulative, Hitchcock sort of… Continue reading Film: Love Exposure

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