Tag Archives: foreign films

LIH Editorial 4/14-4/19

14 Apr

Hello new and returning readers!

This week we are introducing our new series: The Next Generation of Films for Women.  We will be exploring and discussing topics such as how women internalize sexism, female directors, empowering roles among women, and what women want in films.  We hope you will join us!

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Breaking Asian Films Into the Mainstream

4 May


By Ozzie

After seeing 13 Assassins on our New Movie Hot Seat poll, this foreign film appeared as though it could be a summer hit. What could be the key to achieving that success? After taking a closer look. It turns out it was produced by Toshiaki Nakazawa, who won an Oscar for best foreign film (Departures 2009) and Jeremy Thomas who has a talent for breaking Asian films into the mainstream market. The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence are just two of his well know break throughs. Also, it stars Koji Yakusho, who was in Silk (2007), Babel (2006) and perhaps his best-known role in the Western world, Nobu in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). That’s a pretty good start! So what is the movie about?

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