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Blade of the Immortal (2017) directed by Takashi Miike

The prolific cult Japanese director returns to the chambara genre which he previously visited with the excellent 13 Assassins, albeit with a touch of outrageousness consistent with its manga origins and the director's earlier output.

Blade of the Immortal starring Takuya Kimura

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Perfect Blue (1997) directed by Satoshi Kon - UK rerelease

A review of the classic anime which looks at the pressures of fame and the objectification of women. It is being rereleased in selected UK cinemas on 31st October 2017.

Perfect Blue explores the doppelgänger concept in the context of the pressures of fame

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EIFF 2017: In This Corner of the World (2016)

A beautiful, arty and achingly human study of a Japanese civilian coping with WWII.

In This Corner of the World


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Harmonium

Kôji Fukada's film is a complex, multilayered tragedy about the consequences of difficult decisions.


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Silence

An impressive but gruellingly long discussion on the Christian faith in 17th century Japan.

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