This year’s Udine Far East Film Festival offered a great selection of truly excellent films, and among those, some packed an especially powerful emotional charge; in this grouping, there is no doubt that Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow was among the very best. The film’s screening was accompanied by director Mori Yoshitaka, known best for his Space […]

While LGBT characters seem to be present in almost every Japanese drama or film, the reality is far from that in fiction; the members of the LGBT minority more often than not face scorn and are often shunned in their everyday lives. This is what makes Naoko Ogigami’s newest feature, Close-Knit (2017), that much more […]

Kim Tae-yoon appears to be a fairly ‘new’ director on the South Korean cinematic scene, given that he only has three director credits under his belt (with him also being the screenwriter for all of his projects), even though his debut feature, A Cruel Attendance, dates all the way back to 2006. 3 features in […]

Alexis Jacknow is an LA-based, award-winning stage director whose passion for new challenges made her venture into the world of filmmaking; she joined hands with Bekah Brunstetter, the author of the award winning play Hey Brother that Alexis directed and developed, to create Again, a short film that received its world premiere at the 2017 […]

Revered rockers Deep Purple are back with their new album Infinite and an ambitious world tour. As the only remaining original member, drummer Ian Paice, 68, has witnessed every incredible moment of the band’s 50-year career, including the death of his dear friend and co-founder of Deep Purple, John Lord, in 2012. The legendary musician […]

Catherine Bailey, a charming British actress, is often recognised for her superb performance in The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre. She was also part of The Country Wife at Theatre Royal Haymarket and ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore at the Young Vic. Catherine always shines on stage, in small or big roles; she is […]

“They are really full characters who have everyday kind of problems” American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt says of the characters that lead her new film Certain Women. Played by Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Lily Gladstone respectively, these women are our window into an intriguing yet isolated life in the American North West. They’re […]