Tag Archives: Takeshi Kitano

Trespassing Bergman

Edited together (with partly new material) from a documentary series, this film examines (in chronological order) the career and films of Ingmar Bergman through the eyes of numerous prominent filmmakers and actors who have been more or less touched by the Master’s work. Some of them also visit the stark island in Sweden where Bergman … Continue reading Trespassing Bergman

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

JAVA, 1942 – A CLASH OF CULTURES, A TEST OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. In 1942, a new British prisoner (David Bowie) is taken to a Japanese camp on Java where a Japanese-speaking colonel (Tom Conti) is trying to improve relations with the camp management. Director Nagisa Oshima was always a controversial filmmaker in his country … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence