LFF 2012 #6: Dreams for Sale (Yume uru futari, Japan 2012)

Writer-director Nishikawa Miwa was in attendance for this screening and through the excellent interpreter, whose name I didn’t catch, she was able to give the audience plenty to think about. It’s quite a long film (134 mins) and we didn’t leave NFT2 until around a quarter to midnight. I enjoyed every minute. Dreams for Sale… Read More LFF 2012 #6: Dreams for Sale (Yume uru futari, Japan 2012)

LFF 2012 #5: Aquí y allá (Here and There, Mexico-Spain-US 2012)

This Mexican feature, like the earlier LFF film Memories Look at Me, is placed somewhere between fiction and documentary. It’s a deceptive neo-realist story that forgoes a strong central narrative in order to present events in the life of a Mexican family in separate episodes over a few years. In the section titled ‘The Return’ at… Read More LFF 2012 #5: Aquí y allá (Here and There, Mexico-Spain-US 2012)