Kotone Furukawa in a still from 12 Suicidal Teens.

12 Suicidal Teens: blockbuster director explores Japan’s youth suicide issue

  • Yukihiko Tsutsumi has been a prolific filmmaker over his 30-year career and now he turns to a story with a social message
  • His latest film doesn’t rely on scene changes, instead using strong emotions and powerful acting
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Kotone Furukawa in a still from 12 Suicidal Teens.
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Kara Wai receives her award for best supporting actress on a good night for Hong Kong talent at the 2019 Asian Film Awards.

Asian Film Awards 2019 winners: Shoplifters named best picture; China, Japan and South Korea dominate

  • Honour for Hirokazu Koreeda’s film about a family of petty criminals in Tokyo follows Oscar nomination and Palme d’Or win at Cannes festival in 2018
  • Lee Chang-dong wins best director for psychodrama Burning, and Hong Kong cinema is recognised with best supporting actress and best new director prizes
Topic |   Asian cinema

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Kara Wai receives her award for best supporting actress on a good night for Hong Kong talent at the 2019 Asian Film Awards.
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