Hyperallergic talks to Wuhan native Shengze Zhu about her new documentary A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces, which recently premiered at Berlinale.
Beyond showcasing a wide range of styles and genres, 21st Century Japan also includes some of the country’s most remarkable contemporary women filmmakers.
The documentary Queer Japan talks to LGBTQ+ people all over the country.
Highlights included Ephraim Asili’s striking debut feature The Inheritance and Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna, an inventive story within a story.
Highlights to catch at its first virtual edition include Spike Lee’s David Byrne documentary, a strong slate of Indigenous-led films, and a look at the FBI’s efforts to defame Martin Luther King Jr.
Aoko Matsuda’s Where the Wild Ladies Are offers a fresh critique of Japan’s stance towards women.
Now streaming as part of JAPAN CUTS, Kana Yamada’s Life: Untitled features a wealth of skillfully written characters attuned to Japan’s contemporary social dysfunctions.
A long-overdue retrospective of the feminist artist and filmmaker demonstrates how she explores communication in her work.
Atsushi Sakahara, the survivor of a terrorist incident, films his journey with the spokesman for the group that committed the attack.
Recently restored and back in theaters, the 2003 anime film Tokyo Godfathers looks tenderly at street dwellers, who are often ignored in art and the media.
Kazuo Hara’s epic Reiwa Uprising, screening at Doc Fortnight, follows members of a new progressive political party trying to shake up the system.