Tag: Japan

REVIEW: Pink and Gray (2016)

In the opening moments of Pink and Gray, a new film by director Ikao Yukisada, we watch a young woman lead a contemporary dance troupe. At the same time an impeccably well dressed young man in an expensive apartment climbs onto a stool, wraps a rope around his neck and hangs himself. A friend arrives and ...

REVIEW: Villain (2010)

Villain, a Japanese drama directed by Lee Sang-il, is a curious experience. It's about the murder of a young woman along a country road, although its focus is very much on those still-living who are affected by her death. At no point is the identity of the killer ever in doubt, indeed we spent the ...

REVIEW: Long Dream (2000)

A young man is admitted into psychiatric care. He claims that he is having 'long dreams'. He goes to sleep, and in the space of a few hours experiences six months in his dream world. Soon he is dreaming for a year, then ten years. How far will his 'long dreams' go, and what will ...