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DVD/Blu-ray Review: The Woodsman And The Rain – A Film By Shuichi Okita

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment

A gentle story of a local woodsman who forms a friendship with a young director of a zombie film!

The Woodsman and the RainIn The Woodsman and the Rain (Kitsutsuki to Ame), 60 year-old lumberjack Katsu (Koji Yakusho) is about to undergo a life changing experience, but is at first reluctant to have his run of the mill life interrupted by a film crew that arrives in his hometown to shoot a zombie movie.

Director Shuichi Okita (The Chef of South Polar, City Boys’ Film Noir) shows the normal everyday life of a woodcutter, Katsu and how it changes when he is asked to help out the young withdrawn director, Koichi (Shun Oguri) by assisting with location scouting since he is a local and knows the Read more…

Japan Foundation Director Talk: John Williams – Making Film In Japan

September 20, 2012 2 comments

Date: 27 September 2012 from 6.30 pm

Venue: Japan Foundation, 6th Floor, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH

John Williams is the most celebrated – if not the only – British film director working in Japanese film today. Growing up in Wales and having lived in Japan for 20 years, Williams has written and directed a number of feature films, both in Japanese language and performed by Japanese actors, which have earned him international film awards as well as a nomination for Best New Director by the Read more…