Limitless Cinema in Broken English

September 22, 2008

JUN ICHIKAWA IS DEAD

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 8:04 pm

I just knew from GreenCine Daily that Jun Ichikawa is dead. He was 59 and died last Friday.
http://daily.greencine.com/archives/006707.html

Jun Ichikawa is one of my most favorite directors. I feel very sad.
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/top_tens/archive00.html#phokaew

I love his films very much, especially the loneliness portrayed in his film. The loneliness in his film is totally in tune with my wavelengths. I prefer Jun Ichikawa’s loneliness to Wong Kar Wai’s loneliness and to Tsai Ming Liang’s loneliness.

It’s great that Japan Foundation in Bangkok showed many films by Jun Ichikawa during the past 10 years. These are his films in my preferential order:

1.DYING AT A HOSPITAL (1993, A+++++++++++++++)

2.TOKYO LULLABY (1997, A+++++++++++++++)
This film is also in Miguel Marias’ list:
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/08/46/2007-world-poll-2.html#Marias

3.BU SU (1987, A+++++++++++++++)

4.TOKYO KYODAI (1995, A++++++++++)

5.OSAKA STORY (1999, A)

6.TSUGUMI (1990, A-)
Peter Nellhaus wrote about this film here:
http://www.coffeecoffeeandmorecoffee.com/archives/2008/07/tsugumi.html

7.TOKIWA: THE MANGA APARTMENT (1996, A-)

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