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2011 | 2010

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Confessions: DVD Review

11 April 2011 11:12 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima. Review: Adam Wing. Based on the award-winning novel by Minato Kanae, Confessions (a.k.a. Kokuhaku) is a beautiful, tragic and deeply affecting drama about a teacher's terrifying plan to avenge her daughter's murder. Writer-director Tetsuya Nakashima is best known for candy-covered voyages and bubblegum bounciness, taking tragic tales of darkness and drowning them in vibrant colours and sing-along pop numbers. With Confessions he takes a significant step, shifting his attention to the blues and greys of modern Japanese society. He’s no stranger to pulsating soundtracks, spunky editing and imaginative use of CGI, but with Confessions he grounds his heart-wrenching tale in gut-punching reality. The result is no less hypnotic, but in removing the comic book trimmings of previous work, Nakashima has provided a more lasting impression. Takako Matsu - Nakashima’s first and only choice for the lead - plays Yuko Moriguchi, a tragic teacher »

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Confessions: DVD Review

11 April 2011 11:12 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima. Review: Adam Wing. Based on the award-winning novel by Minato Kanae, Confessions (a.k.a. Kokuhaku) is a beautiful, tragic and deeply affecting drama about a teacher's terrifying plan to avenge her daughter's murder. Writer-director Tetsuya Nakashima is best known for candy-covered voyages and bubblegum bounciness, taking tragic tales of darkness and drowning them in vibrant colours and sing-along pop numbers. With Confessions he takes a significant step, shifting his attention to the blues and greys of modern Japanese society. He’s no stranger to pulsating soundtracks, spunky editing and imaginative use of CGI, but with Confessions he grounds his heart-wrenching tale in gut-punching reality. The result is no less hypnotic, but in removing the comic book trimmings of previous work, Nakashima has provided a more lasting impression. Takako Matsu - Nakashima’s first and only choice for the lead - plays Yuko Moriguchi, a tragic teacher »

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Japan Academy Prize 2011: Winners: Confessions, Villain, 13 Assassins

19 February 2011 9:29 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Confessions, Villain, 13 Assassins, and the other winners of the 2011 Japan Academy Prize have been announced. The 34th Annual Japan Academy Prize, “often called the Japan Academy Awards or the Japanese Academy Awards, is a series of awards given annually since 1978 by the Nippon Academy-sho Association for Excellence in Japanese Film. Award categories are similar to the Academy Awards.” The award ceremony was held  on February 18, 2011 at the New Takanawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo. The full listing of the 2011 Japan Academy Prize winners is below.

Picture of the Year

Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Animation of the Year

Kari-gurashi no Arietti (The Borrowers)

Director of the Year

Tetsuya Nakashima, Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Screenplay of the Year

Tetsuya Nakashima, Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Eri Fukatsu, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Akira Emoto, »

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Confessions: Hk Blu-ray Disc with English Subtitles

18 February 2011 1:37 AM, PST | Affenheimtheater | See recent Affenheimtheater news »

YesAsia.com has listed the Hong Kong Blu-ray Disc release of Tetsuya Nakashima’s Confessions (告白 Kokuhaku) coming March 3, 2011 from Cn Entertainment. This will be the first Blu-ray Disc release of the Oscar-nominated thriller from the director of Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko, and Paco and the Magical Book with English subtitles.

According to most retailers, the disc will be locked to Region A, so some of you might have to wait for the announced UK release from Third Window Films.

[Thanks again to AnimeOnBlu!] »

- Ulrik

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Confessions: Hk Blu-ray Disc with English Subtitles

18 February 2011 1:37 AM, PST | Affenheimtheater | See recent Affenheimtheater news »

YesAsia.com has listed the Hong Kong Blu-ray Disc release of Tetsuya Nakashima’s Confessions (告白 Kokuhaku) coming March 3, 2011 from Cn Entertainment. This will be the first Blu-ray Disc release of the Oscar-nominated thriller from the director of Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko, and Paco and the Magical Book with English subtitles.

According to most retailers, the disc will be locked to Region A, so some of you might have to wait for the announced UK release from Third Window Films.

[Thanks again to AnimeOnBlu!] »

- Ulrik

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Nine International Movies Compete for Best Foreign Language Oscar

19 January 2011 2:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. Sixty-six films had originally qualified in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Algeria, Hors la Loi (Outside the Law), Rachid Bouchareb, director

Canada, Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, director

Denmark, In a Better World, Susanne Bier, director

Greece, Dogtooth, Giorgos Lanthimos, director

Japan, Confessions, Tetsuya Nakashima, director

Mexico, Biutiful, Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu, director

South Africa, Life, above All, Oliver Schmitz, director

Spain, Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain), Ic&#237ar Bolla&#237n, director

Sweden, Simple Simon, Andreas Ohman, director

Foreign Language Film nominations for 2010 are again being determined in two phases.

The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based members, screened the 66 eligible films between mid-October and January 13. The group's top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy's »

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