100 Years of Japanese Cinema

100 Years of Japanese Cinema ★★★★

This may come as a surprise to some, especially Jonathan Rosenbaum who found it "comical" that he was assigned the task in the first place, but Nagisa Ôshima was an ideal candidate to helm this entry in the British Film Institute's The Century of Cinema series. Oshima covers quite a bit of ground and somehow manages to include all the important names in the history of Japanese cinema. This is a must-see!