The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

Culture Oct 27, 2017

The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday, is screening a variety of cinema from all over the world at various venues in Tokyo. The festival runs until Nov. 3, when the jury will announce the winning films from the competition. In collaboration ...

Getting close to Ryuichi Sakamoto

Film | Wide Angle Oct 26, 2017

Getting close to Ryuichi Sakamoto

by Kaori Shoji

Stephen Nomura Schible refrains from saying whether he and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto are friends, or even close, despite having filmed a documentary about him. "When I'm in the U.S., everyone refers to him by his first name, but in my mind and when I'm in ...

'Snow Woman': chillingly modern

Film / Reviews Mar 1, 2017

'Snow Woman': chillingly modern

by Mark Schilling

The Japanese folklore story of the "Snow Woman" has been told in many places, in many ways, and in many versions, but best-known is that of Lafcadio Hearn, the Greek-Irish writer who published it in his 1904 collection, "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange ...