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Inland Sea (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 April 2018 (Japan)
Forsaken by the era of modernization of post-war Japan, Ushimado, a town so beloved by film director Shohei Imamura that he set two of his films there ("Black Rain", "Dr. Akagi"), is ... See full summary »

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Kazuhiro Sôda
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Forsaken by the era of modernization of post-war Japan, Ushimado, a town so beloved by film director Shohei Imamura that he set two of his films there ("Black Rain", "Dr. Akagi"), is rapidly aging and declining. Its rich, ancient culture and the tight-knit community are also on the verge of disappearing. Portrayed in black and white photography, this latest observational documentary by Kazuhiro Soda ("Campaign", "Mental", "Oyster Factory") poetically depicts the twilight days of a village and its people by the dreamlike Inland Sea.

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Live, and Die. Die, and Live.

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Desolation Row
11 March 2019 | by neilahunterSee all my reviews

A surprisingly mesmerising, low-key portrait of a small (and evidently dying) community. First half contains an elongated, but fascinating, depiction of the fishing business. from boat to mouth (cats' mouths, as it happens), out of the Wiseman playbook. Second half focusses more on the lonely life of a local character. In its quiet way, it's really very good.


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