Unique Kabuki Leaves Japanese Audience emotional

The Special Night Event at the Kabukiza Theatre was the highlight of TIFF’s Japanese Classics section. Marking the third year of the event, which TIFF cohosts with Shochiku at the historic theatre in Higashi Ginza. This was the first ever time for a kabuki star to perform in an onnagata (female) role, and the first time that the event featured a Japanese benshi narrator during the film screening. Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a classical dance-drama in Japan known for the...

In BALI

  In BALI In Bali I heard music playing when my ears heard complete silence I experienced joy where there was apathy I fashioned zest where there was languor I drew serendipitous friends upon unforeseen loneliness I knew pyramids of light brighter than blinding sunbeams I recounted time that was ever timeless I reached balance in inescapable turbulence I became the observer where I was the observed I discovered my heart`s love for the Universe from...

Masato Harada kicks off Tokyo`s 28th Film Festival with five films

Film Review & Interview with Japanese Film Director Masato Harada  by Gabriella White   Film Title: KAKEKOMI Synopsis WRITER-director Masato Harada`s first ever jidaigeki period film Kakekomi is based on a story by Hisashi Inoue, a classic Japanese author who also provided the source of inspiration for Harada`s award-winning “Chronicle of my Mother”. Popular actor Yo Oizumi plays the main character, Shinjiro, a trainee doctor...

Autobiographical Project – “The Blonde Oiran”, Kyoto, Golden Week 2015

  My photographer was the funniest woman to work with, with an Osaka-Ben that was both funny and adorable. We worked well together and did the whole shoot in Japanese, which I`m very proud of considering 2 years ago I could barely speak a word! I was also surprised that they propped my real hair up as opposed to handing me a wig. I loved this...

The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever

  The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever     EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLA WHITE MCIJ Location: Tokyo International Film Festival 2014 Event: She’s Funny That Way TIFF Film Premiere Peter Bogdanovich, world renowned and one of the...

The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever

  The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever     EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLA WHITE MCIJ Location: Tokyo International Film Festival 2014 Event: She’s Funny That Way TIFF Film Premiere Peter Bogdanovich, world renowned and one of the...

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