Indonesia villages have been evacuated following the volcanic eruption of Mount Semeru in East Java over the weekend, while three British men have been arrested in Britain over their alleged robbery of over 100 million yen worth of jewelry from central Tokyo in 2015. Shifting tectonic plates and stolen gems aside, two lost gems of Japanese cinema are brought back to cinemas this month, with “2/Duo”
(1997), directed by Nobuhiro Suwa celebrating its 25th anniversary at Metrograph
in New York this coming Friday, December 9th, and “Neko-mimi”
(1994) directed by experimental filmmaker Jun Kurosawa being screened at Center
, an Alternative Space and Hostel in Kanuma city near Nikko on December 17th.