Tagged: kimiko yo

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Chouchou-san

Chouchou-san is Japan’s NHK’s take on the famous Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly.

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Shiawase no PAN Trailer

The Bread of Happiness (しあわせのパン) follows a young married couple, Rie and Sang, who move from Tokyo to Lake Toya in Hokkaido Prefecture to start a bakery-restaurant named Mani.

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Akunin

Akunin is a crime drama, however, unlike the crimes we’re used to watching, this has little to do with finding out who did it and more about why this person did it.

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Rinco’s Restaurant

Based on the novel by Ito Ogawa, Rinco’s Restaurant follows Noriko as she opens a restaurant called Snail Restaurant, in which she prepares food for one table a day.

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Okuribito

Okuribito tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi, an average cellist who’s lost his job and is forced to go back to his hometown where he finds a job as a traditional funeral “artist” to prepare the dead for their “departure.”

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YAM – Issue 007

On this issue we’ve got a special coverage on the Stockholm Film Fest, including a Q&A with Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga, and several reviews from the festival’s films like Precious, Up in the Air, and The Cove which will play a big part on the coming award shows…

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Air Doll

Air Doll forces us to witness loneliness and isolation through the eyes of a sex air doll that becomes human.

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Stockholm Film Festival 2009

This year was the festival’s 20th anniversary, so it was supposed to be a good one. Looking at the movie list, I must say that they didn’t disappoint. There was a great mix of movies from all over the world, although Africa was underrepresented and Asia got a bigger representation.