Japan

Not Naked Enough

Originally post on Three Percent, my latest review tels the story of a drifting Vietnamese girl obsessed with Catherine Deneuve: My cinema was a “Ma,” she wrapped me in her mucous membranes.  She shielded me from the sun, from the force of visibility.  Life was being played out on the screen, a life before death.…

May I See Your Shorts?

Rashomon Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was only thirty-five years old when he committed suicide in a state fo declining health. Yet, in his short life, the impact of his work led him to become known as the ‘father of the short story’. He came to international attention when Akira Kurosawa made Rashomon. Although his life was short,…