1 hr 4 min

2019 Tokyo International Film Festival, Part II: "Jojo Rabbit," "Disco," and "Advantages of Traveling by Train" - LPH016 The Last Picture House

    • Performing Arts

On this episode, Iain, Maria, and Marcus continue their discussion of the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival. They begin with "Disco," a provocative Norwegian drama about a young woman growing up within an evangelical church, before moving onto a live-action adaptation of Tezuka Osamu's manga "Barbara." They then examine Iranian film "Old Men Never Die," and Turkish allegory "Food For a Funeral." Next, the panel discuss two crime dramas with a social conscience: cops and robbers on the streets of Tehran in  "Just 6.5," and Italian coming of age drama "Nevia." Finally, the team reviews Taika Waititi's much-anticipated "anti-hate satire" "Jojo Rabbit," and daring Spanish comedy "Advantages of Traveling by Train."

 
Links to some of the things discussed this week:
 
‘Jojo Rabbit’ Is ‘Easy Listening’ Cinema: Critics Debate the Success of Taika Waititi’s ‘Anti-Hate’ Satire Springtime for Nazis: How the Satire of “Jojo Rabbit” Backfires International trailer for Advantages of Travelling by Train Advantages of Travelling by Train on Rotten Tomatoes
As always, this episode contains mild spoilers.

On this episode, Iain, Maria, and Marcus continue their discussion of the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival. They begin with "Disco," a provocative Norwegian drama about a young woman growing up within an evangelical church, before moving onto a live-action adaptation of Tezuka Osamu's manga "Barbara." They then examine Iranian film "Old Men Never Die," and Turkish allegory "Food For a Funeral." Next, the panel discuss two crime dramas with a social conscience: cops and robbers on the streets of Tehran in  "Just 6.5," and Italian coming of age drama "Nevia." Finally, the team reviews Taika Waititi's much-anticipated "anti-hate satire" "Jojo Rabbit," and daring Spanish comedy "Advantages of Traveling by Train."

 
Links to some of the things discussed this week:
 
‘Jojo Rabbit’ Is ‘Easy Listening’ Cinema: Critics Debate the Success of Taika Waititi’s ‘Anti-Hate’ Satire Springtime for Nazis: How the Satire of “Jojo Rabbit” Backfires International trailer for Advantages of Travelling by Train Advantages of Travelling by Train on Rotten Tomatoes
As always, this episode contains mild spoilers.

1 hr 4 min

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