23/24 Dec 2008: X’mas Special Show Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
English subtitles. 118 min. Dir. Nagisa Oshima. 1983 Japan/UK
Java, 1942 - A clash of cultures, a test of the human spirit. Starring David Bowie, Takeshi Kitano, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Even if you haven’t seen this film, you may well recognize some music from the soundtrack!
Jan/Feb/Mar 2009: Takeshi Kitano Filmography
A Japanese film director Takeshi Kitano’s reputation was firmly established on an international level after he won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival (By the way, Rotterdam Film Festival was the first establishment in Europe to discover Kitano well before his honour is Venice!!!). He is known for his gangster films and their violent nature but he actually started off his career as a…