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'Hanagatami': Extravagance on the edge of war

/ Dec 6, 2017

'Hanagatami': Extravagance on the edge of war

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Despite a lengthy filmography that began in the 1960s, Nobuhiko Obayashi is known in the West mainly for his 1977 feature debut "House." This horror-fantasy about a house that devours its inhabitants is a surreal riot of the imagination that tosses local filmmaking conventions ...

Sun, sand and the silver screen

| Nov 23, 2017

Sun, sand and the silver screen

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Launched in 1981 by Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) was the first film festival in the United States to focus on films from the Asia-Pacific region. Being a bridge between East and West is still its mission, but HIFF now ...