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East Side Stories

East Side Stories

PRESS RELEASE East Side Stories Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 31 January to 6 February 2014 at ICA 31 January to 27 March 2014 Nationwide http://www.jpf-film.org.uk Following on from last year’s successful Once Upon a Time in Japan: Reinventing the Past Through the Eyes of Japanese Contemporary … Continue reading

My Girlfriend is a Cyborg

My Girlfriend is a Cyborg

Cyborg She or 僕の彼女はサイボーグ (Boku no Kanojo wa Saibōgu) – literally, My Girlfriend is a Cyborg – is a bit of a mind-bending movie. This 2008 Japanese film by South Korean director & writer Kwak Jae-yong stars Haruka Ayase and Keisuke Koide, and is about a geeky boy’s relationship with a cyborg from the future. I … Continue reading

Arrietty in the UK

This weekend sees the release of the Studio Ghibli film “Arrietty” in the UK. I actually saw the film a year ago in Japan, but it was so good that I decided to go and see it again. When it comes to watching Studio Ghibli films, I always prefer to watch them in Japanese with … Continue reading