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.