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Shingo Matsumura

by Sean Gilman Film

Love and Goodbye and Hawaii | Shingo Matsumura

Shingo Matsumura’s Love and Goodbye and Hawaii is a rare gem, an off-beat light comedy about young people that is neither cute nor contrived, founded in a reality unadorned by screenwriterly gimmicks. Rinko (Aya Ayano), a young woman a few years out of college,…

July 25, 2017
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Japan Cuts 2017

Japan Cuts—the largest screening event for new Japanese films in North America—just wrapped its 11th annual edition this week. Our one and only dispatch from the fest this year includes new films from the auteurs Sion Sono (ANTIPORNO) and Kiyoshi Kuroawa (Daguerrotype); respected but lesser known…

July 25, 2017
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