The Other Oscar Made in Asia
Hadn't heard of Yojiro Takita's 'Departures' before it won the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards? Asia Pacific Arts, an online publication of the UCLA Asia Institute, reviewed the film last month and took stock of a great year in Japanese cinema.
Published: Monday, February 23, 2009
Asia Pacific Arts, an online publication of the UCLA Asia Institute, is the place to find out about arts and culture in the Asian Pacific--before everyone else does. "Departures," the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at last night's Oscars, was reviewed in APA's "Best of 2008" issue by Bryan Hartzheim, a master's student in the UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media and regular APA contributor.
Last week, BBC Radio broadcast a segment by Hartzheim about "Departures."
Asia Pacific Arts covers the dynamic worlds of Asian and Asian American arts and entertainment. The field of vision is wide--APA explores film, television, music, literature, art, exhibitions, and festivals. You'll find interviews with the newest creators as well as with established artists. Features explore cross-medium interplay, interaction across cultures, and innovative blends of old forms and techniques with newer ones. The web magazine goes where print cannot--delivering streaming audio and video interviews, film clips, and music samples.