London East Asia Film Festival 2017

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Tokyo Sonata Tokyo Sonata
Tokyo Sonata and Before We Vanish
Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Tomohiro Maekawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka; Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Mahiro Takasugi)
Narumi and her husband Shinji are going through a rocky patch when Shinji suddenly vanishes, returning several days later, utterly transformed. At the same time, a family is brutally murdered, and the town beset by strange phenomena. Journalist Sakurai begins to investigate the mystery…
The Mourning Forest (Mogari No Mori) (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Naomi Kawase; Writer: Naomi Kawase; Stars: Yôichirô Saitô, Kanako Masuda, Machiko Ono)
A carer and a patient from a small retirement home become stranded in the forest.
Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (Country: Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda, based on the manga by Akimi Yoshida; Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Ryô Kase, Ryôhei Suzuki)
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
Tokyo Sonata (Tôkyô Sonata) (Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong; Year: 2008; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Max Mannix, Sachiko Tanaka; Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Kai Inowaki, Yu Koyanagi, Koji Yakusho)
A Tokyo salaryman loses his job and tries to conceal it from his already dysfunctional family.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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