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Chicago Japan Film Collective: Backlight, A Depiction Of Love As A Political Act

Backlight — directed by Ren Sudo — is currently part of the 2023 Chicago Japan Film Collective, that showcases Japan’s finest programmes in the windy city, focusing on the work created by women, the LGBTQ community, and minority filmmakers. The film very delicately introduces the topic of a homosexual love during youth, in the Seventies….

The Female Gaze At Japan Society: Conflagration, A Superb Interrogation On Impermanence

Japan Society’s autumn programme features an inspiring array of films in collaboration with the National Film Archive of Japan, with the series The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond. A great classic of Japanese cinema is being shown in this occasion, in a new 4K restoration version. The picture is Conflagration (Enjō)…