Two men and a tot make a half-decent film

Oct 15, 2014

Two men and a tot make a half-decent film

by Mark Schilling

When indie directors take a more commercial turn, the usual explanation is the bigger paycheck, but it’s not always so simple. Yuya Ishii’s shift from the raucous films of his early career to the more genteel, mainstream 2013 film “Fune wo Amu (The Great ...

Japanese film picks up prize at Moscow festival

Jul 1, 2013

Japanese film picks up prize at Moscow festival

“The Ravine of Goodbye,” a Japanese film by director Tatsushi Omori, won the Special Jury Prize at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival that ended Saturday, while “The Particle,” a drama by Turkish director and writer Erdem Tepegoz, won the best film prize. “The ...