Optimistic Nihilism and Wholesome Melancholia: All About Shunji Iwai

‘I like analogue things more than plastic things. But as for picture quality, 35 mm is just half the size it can be, which is an issue for me.‘

This is my 2nd try at going through the filmography of Shunji Iwai, and hopefully more successful than the last. He is a man who has worked in many different genres and has approached all of these with different styles, he is truly a chameleon yet also every thing that he touches is distinctly a work of his own. From his earlier tv-movie to his latest work, filmed entirely as a zoom call, he has always been adventurous with his filmmaking, and he has singlehandedly changed the shape of modern independent Japanese cinema By all sense of the word, he is an auteur, and I hope you enjoy going through his filmography with me.

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

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  • April Story

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  • Swallowtail Butterfly

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  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

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  • The Case of Hana & Alice

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  • Hana & Alice

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  • Jam Films

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  • All About

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  • Undo

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  • Love Letter

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  • Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

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  • The 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8

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  • The Kon Ichikawa Story

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  • Chang-ok's Letter

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  • Last Letter

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  • Lunatic Love

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  • Arita

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  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle: Serial Edition

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  • Canned Crab

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  • Fried Dragon Fish

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  • Blood-sucking Tree

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  • Omelette

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  • A Summer Solstice Story

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  • Unknown Child

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  • Ainone

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  • Last Letter

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  • The Snow King

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  • Friends After 3.11

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  • Vampire

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  • Picnic

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  • Town Workers

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  • The Man Who Came To Kill

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  • Little Letter

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  • Maria

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  • Forever Friends

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  • Ghost Soup

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  • New York, I Love You

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