Japan's eclectic collection of choice

Film Oct 19, 2016

Japan's eclectic collection of choice

by Mark Schilling

The Tokyo International Film Festival offers a great once-in-a-year opportunity to see new and classic Japanese films with English subtitles. The sheer quantity on offer — more than 50 titles in the main sections alone — can be overwhelming, though. Here are samples from ...

There's always drama at home

Film Oct 19, 2016

There's always drama at home

by Kaori Shoji

The most intriguing titles at this year's TIFF celebrate geographical diversity while homing in on social issues of modern life. Whether the characters are in Brazil or Croatia or Japan, or the filmmakers are from Romania, India or China, their stories feature the struggles ...