Hara Setsuko, Ozu’s Sensual Saint

by Kelly Vance A few quick notes on the late Hara Setsuko, but first a little context: The actresses of Japanese cinema’s golden age were quite a company of heartbreakers. Three of Japan’s most internationally renowned filmmakers got the lions’ share of the talent: Kurosawa Akira, Mizoguchi Kenji, and Ozu Yasujirô.

Critics Corner: A COFFEE IN BERLIN

Read two critical perspectives on A Coffee In Berlin  (2012, Jan Ole Gerster) , from Kelly Vance and Jackson Scarlett.  A Coffee In Berlin  opens in San Francisco at Landmark Cinema’s Opera Plaza and in Berkeley at Landmark’s Shattuck Theater on Friday, June 20, 2014.