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Yoko Yamanaka

by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Japan Cuts 2018

Japan Cuts—the largest program of new Japanese films in North America—just wrapped its 12th annual edition earlier this week. Our one and only dispatch from the fest this year includes a passion project from octogenarian auteur Nobuhiko Obayashi (Hanagatami), a new work from iconoclastic anime director Masaaki Yuasa (The…

August 3, 2018
by Matt Lynch Film

Amiko | Yoko Yamanaka

Charting the emotional whiplash experienced by a young girl as she develops a crush on a classmate who subsequently gets together with her high school rival, Yoko Yamanaka’s Amiko depicts wild vacillations between happiness and loneliness. But the director’s aesthetic is tired at this…

August 3, 2018
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