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Memory, Identity and Individual Responsibility in Rashomon and After Life

It is perhaps unusual to deal with Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Rashomon (Japan, 1950) and another film in such a short article. However, when I watched Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s After Life (Wandafaru raifu, Japan, 1998), I was immediately struck by the parallels between this film and Rashomon. Both deal with memory, the relativity of all things, and […]

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Thousand Words: discover Odd Obsession, a Japanese tale of failure and desire

Odd Obsession is a film about ageing, manipulation and sexual games.