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All About Coming-of-Age: The films of Yu Aoi

19 Nov , 2017  

Popular Japanese actress Yu Aoi has embodied the coming-of-age film for years. We look back at her best performances on screen and preview her new film.

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Breaking the Curse: How Japan gets video game films right

7 Oct , 2017  

Video game films are cursed in the West but it’s a different story in Japan. How does Japan get it right and what makes these adaptations ‘good’?

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A Hell of a Guy: The mischievous legacy of Seijun Suzuki

22 Sep , 2017  

We pay tribute to the late Seijun Suzuki, whose brand of filmmaking has influenced countless others. Filmed in Ether is a proud media partner of JFF 2017.

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Sexism, Seifuku & Sisterhood: A closer look at Tokyo Idols and Japanese Girls Never Die

20 Sep , 2017  

We look at MIFF 2017 films Tokyo Idols and Japanese Girls Never Die and examine how they explore sexism in modern-day Japan through its pop culture.

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Okja: How it capitalises on costume design for commentary

29 Jul , 2017  

Find out how Okja’s bold use of costuming elevates its story, enhances its characters and deepens director Bong Joon-ho’s use of social commentary.

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Interview: Director Bong Joon-ho talks ‘Okja’

27 Jun , 2017  

Brooke Heinz caught up with one of South Korea’s modern masters, director Bong Joon-ho, at Sydney Film Festival where they talked about his new film, Okja.

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Juzo Itami vs. The Yakuza

7 Jun , 2017  

Though known for his beloved ramen western Tampopo, Juzo Itami also made enemies after humiliating the yakuza on screen which may have led to his death.

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Lust, Caution: The storytelling within its costume design

26 May , 2017  

To celebrate ten years of Lust, Caution, we look back at Ang Lee’s sexy espionage thriller and explore its incredible use of costume design.

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The Best of 2016: Our Favourite Asian Film Discoveries

15 Dec , 2016  

The Filmed in Ether team reveals its best Asian films of 2016 and talk about their favourite new discoveries in Asian cinema both past and present.

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Interview: Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini on ‘Following Diana’

29 Nov , 2016  

Hieu Chau speaks with Indonesian writer-director Kamila Andini about Indonesian filmmaking, feminism and her outstanding short film, Following Diana.

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Teenage Girlhood in Asia: Our Huff and Puff Journey & What’s in the Darkness

14 Sep , 2016  

The world of the teenage girl is entirely its own and Asia’s appetite for complex films about teenage girlhood has given way to two great films this year.

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Feature: The Host and the commentary traditions of ‘kaiju’ cinema

28 Jul , 2016  

More than just a monster movie, Bong Joon-ho’s landmark film, The Host, was a biting commentary on society and a continuation of ‘kaiju’ cinema traditions.