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Junji Sakamoto

by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Japan Cuts 2016 – Dispatch 2

The 10th anniversary edition of Japan Cuts, North America’s largest festival for new Japanese film, runs from July 14th to the 24th, and we’re aiming to cover as many of the films in its program as we can. Our second dispatch features Junji Sakamoto’s new comedy; teen…

July 21, 2016
by Chris Mello Film

The Projects | Junji Sakamoto

Set in low-income housing and offering glimpses into the hardships of the working class—the central couple’s son was killed by an overworked truck driver—Junji Sakamoto’s comedy The Projects lightly gestures towards class commentary, but a convoluted structure and a last-minute shift towards science fiction…

July 21, 2016
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