Rainespots

Rainespots: Takeshi Kitano

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Carefully composed and meditative long takes interspersed with quick flashes of aggression which take you by surprise, Kitano’s work often utilizes violence in a spiritual or comedic way.  On closer inspection they offer even more existential insight, sometimes as an…

Rainespots: Bille August

Filmmaker Spotlight When most people think of Danish cinema, the controversial work of Lars von Trier usually comes to mind. August on the other hand has been making quietly powerful and personal cinema for years. Influenced by the early realist…