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[Editor’s Pick] Humanity and nature

Human photosynthesis has recently been a hot topic in science. Rather than discussing the feasibility of this undeveloped technology, Glass Garden director Shin Su Won finds inspiration from the innovative research to look into humanity's deterioration in an unjust society. The magical realism romance casts new light on the relationship between humans and the environment. In the movie, Jae Yeon (Moon Geun Young, The Throne) puts theory into practice by experimenting with photosynthetic blood cells in hopes that people can one day generate oxygen and energy like plants. Since her research is an unprofitable long-term project, the budding scientist loses funding to rival Soo Hee (Park Ji Soo, ... Read More

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[Editor’s Pick] Always – Sunset on Kamakura

Yamazaki Takashi is the undisputed master of Japanese films that are simultaneously loaded with state-of-the-art special effects and old-fashioned nostalgia. After applying his visual effects expertise and palpable sentimentalism to wartime dramas Eternal Zero and Fueled, the Parasyte series and even Doraemon, the director circles back to the nostalgic works of mangaka Saigan Ryohei for Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura. Yamazaki is perhaps best known for his three adaptations of Saigan's long-running Always - Sunset on Third Street series. The blockbuster award-winning film franchise gently pushed the envelope of Japanese visual effects with stunning renditions of postwar Tokyo in the 1950s ... Read More

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