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Japanese Cinematic Greats retrospective at BAPFF
The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival program came out this week, and a read-em-and-weep-for-joy feature has got to be the Transcending the Inevitable: Japanese Screen Legends and their Works with Masters strand. It’s a mouthful of a title but considering the cinematic feast in store it’s probably warranted. 11 of some of the very best post war cinema from Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Naruse featuring their on-screen muses Setsuko Hara (upon whom Satoshi Kon’s fantastic Millennium Actress was partly based), Kinuyo … (read more)
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Myths & Legends programme at GoMA
It’s always worth checking out the new three-monthly programmes at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art cinema, and the January to March line up presents a few pearls of Asian cinema that you may want to catch on the big screen, even if you have seen them before (because I don’t know about you, but any opportunity to see Seven Samurai at the cinema is to be taken, as far as I’m concerned):
- Kuroneko (1968, dir. Kaneto Shindou) – Sat 31
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You’ve got to be up on the news already, but if you’re not, I’m here to spread the word – it’s Japanese Film Festival time of year again, and oh my God, the program line up has me a bit giddy!
ALL THREE RUROUNI KENSHIN MOVIES (Ok, sorry about the capslock there. I’ll try and calm down a bit). Lupin the Third live action movie!!! Tale of Princess Kaguya and Patema Inverted. Kirishima Thing, and by the same … (read more)
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JFF Encore, July
Sydney-siders, rejoice. And also, blow raspberries at the rest of us. Just for you, the Japanese Film Festival is opening the curtains on an encore performance from July 9-13 and the line-up is nothing short of amazing.… (read more)
GCFF 2014 on now!
With the weather the way it’s been (warm and muggy when not raining) it’s not like you need an excuse to go to the beach, but if you do, the great Gold Coast Film Festival is one of the best. It kicks off tomorrow, and again the GCFF’s partnership with Supanova and their commitment to regional and cult film means that there’s some great Asian cinema to be had!
From China, the most recent rendition of that timeless classic The … (read more)
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Fairytales and Fables at GoMA
Ooooh! Relevant to our interests, the Cinematheque at GoMA comes through for Brissie fans again, with several Asian films as part of their just released program, Fairytales and Fables, running from January 10 until March 30.
The more than awesome programme (pretty sure I’ll be doing some extracurricular viewing this time too) includes Kim Jee-Woon’s A Tale of Two Sisters, Bong Man-Dae’s Cinderella, Yim Pil-Sung’s Hansel and Gretel, Studio Ghibli’s delightful Ponyo, and Richard … (read more)
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Brissie pop-up and heads up
There’s a little, sneaky bit of anime on your Brissie cinema screens currently, in the form of the Palace Centro’s Pop-up Manga Film Fest. So they may not know the difference between manga and anime, but that’s no reason not to go and check out their final weekend comprising of From Up on Poppy Hill on Friday night (with English subs) or, if you have some little people whom you’re trying to induct into all things J-culture, the classic … (read more)
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Mountains and monsters @ GoMA QLD
Just a quick reminder for lovers of Asian cinema and animation up in the sunny north east – with APT7 coming to a close soon, don’t miss the remaining films that are still showing as part of this great event.
Most notably, this weekend you can catch Wan Mailing’s 1965 Being-Opera style animation Uproar in Heaven, or if you’re in the mood for something a little more epic, Battle Royale and The Host (what? It’s appropriate Easter weekend viewing, … (read more)
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