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18 Feb 19
Switched - TV show

Switched – TV show

Review by Severah Noureen Akhtar

Based on the manga by acclaimed writer Kawabata Shiki, Sora wo Kakeru Yodaka, this 6-episode show is a twist on the once family friendly concept of body swapping, reviving it as a dark psychological drama contrasted against heart-warming friendships.

18 Dec 18
Shoplifters directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Shoplifters directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Review by Morgane Chinal-Dargent

The latest film by Kore-eda finds his own way to make a powerful and necessary social critic within a genuinely touching modern melodrama that owe him to integrate the legacy of emblematic filmmaker who decided to give a voice to the outcasts of the society.

28 Jun 18
Fake directed by Mori Tatsuya

Fake directed by Mori Tatsuya

Review by Roger Macy

Japanese documentary filmmaker Mori Tatsuya explores the controversial case of music composer Samuragochi Mamoru known for years as ‘today’s Beethoven’.

20 Mar 18
Sennan Asbestos Disaster directed by Hara Kazuo

Sennan Asbestos Disaster directed by Hara Kazuo

Review by Roger Macy

In his latest documentary Japanese filmmaker Hara Kazuo follows a group of ex-workers during their eight-year struggle to get compensation from the government for their health problems caused by asbestos.

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