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Shoplifters (2018) – Palme d’Or Cannes – Director Kore-eda

I did not grasp all the richness of this film on my first viewing in the cinema. As a rule I make a point of not reading the reviews or synopsis before seeing a film. What struck me in the … Continue reading

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AFTER THE STORM ( 2016)  Warm and equal relationships between old woman and adult daughter are very rare in the films I have written about.  Kore Eda in Still Walking (2008) portrays mother and daughter conversing and cooking together but the … Continue reading

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Ballad of Narayama (1958)

I had written about this film exactly three years ago and seeing it again proved to be as fascinating. I had shown it to the film group of the time but did not record responses. The membership of the film group … Continue reading

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DEPARTURES (2008) and Death, Dying and Disposal Conference

I did not think I would blog before January but at the end of the year a coincidence compels me to put down in writing  some interesting observations. Yesterday as a respite from Xmas preparations we settled down to view … Continue reading

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