The 1990s, a Golden Age of Japanese film?

  • Wednesday, June 5, 8:00 p.m. Mousonturm Studio 3
  • Talk session in English
  • Entrance free

The 1990s, a Golden Age of Japanese film

in the presence of Ken OKUBO, Tom Mes & Luk van Haute

It was the decade that gave the world Takeshi KITANO, Shinya TSUKAMOTO, Takashi MIIKE, Hirokazu KOREEDA – as well as many other filmmakers now famous around the world. The wildest genre films flourished side by side with the calmest of arthouse cinema. New methods of production and distribution turned out-dated systems on their heads. And for the first time in decades, Japanese films became blockbusters in their own country, beating Hollywood at its own game.

With a wealth of knowledge, opinions and first-hand experience, panelists Luk van Haute, Tom Mes and Ken OKUBO discuss the rich diversity of 1990s Japanese cinema. Is it time to rewrite the history books and start considering the decade as a new Golden Age of Japanese film?

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