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Tadanobu Asano

“I don't know if there's something in the Japanese spirit that drives that, but as a culture, I know, we're very respectful of artists--more so than in America, or so I've been led to believe.”

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    JOURNEY TO THE SHORE

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 2015

    Though best known for J-horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa confirms his remarkable versatility with this genre-bending road movie that paints an otherworldly portrait of love and death. Melding romance with the supernatural, Journey to the Shore is full of moments of surprising tenderness and melancholy.

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    VITAL

    Shin'ya Tsukamoto Japan, 2004

    Inspired by medical sketches of dissections, Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo) transforms the excesses of body horror into an imaginative story of the relationship between identity and the human body. Giving life to a sober subject, actor Tadanobu Asano tenderly embodies the disorientation of an amnesiac.

    FLOWERS OF TAIPEI: TAIWAN NEW CINEMA

    Chinlin Hsieh Taiwan, 2014

    Featuring interviews with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Bing, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Jia Zhangke, this documentary portrait provides a thorough perspective on the landmark New Taiwanese Cinema. An essential document of one of 20th century cinema’s most significant chapters.

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