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Love and Death in Japan

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Two of Japan’s modern masters of cinema offer distinct yet erudite visions of the interwoven cycles between love, life, and death. Both Journey to the Shore and Still the Water take place on a becalming canvas wherein one is invited to reckon with the many questions, regrets, and emotions that arise with life’s non-negotiable end.

Still the Water

Naomi Kawase Japan, 2014

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Retracing her ancestry back to Japan’s southern island of Amami Ōshima, Naomi Kawase touchingly set this meditation of youth in her family’s originating community. Calling it her own masterpiece, Kawase envelops one in a rare distillation of nature and existence painted upon a canvas of pure calm.

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