To watch Kore-eda Hirokazu’s After Life (1998) is to watch countless people telling and retelling countless life stories, and we could all relate to them despite knowing that they are all fiction, because we could easily find ourselves in those stories.
Millennium Actress (2001) by Japanese director Satoshi Kon is a beautifully animated love story that spans across millennia, yet is also confined within the small screen that is cinema and serves to demonstrate the ultimate power of movies as a narrative device.
The Remains of the Day, by British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, is an astonishing novel that tells the story of Stevens, an aging butler, and his journey through the English countryside not only to visit an old work colleague, but also back to his past and examine the person he has become.
Our Polyphony member Trung Nguyen sits down with Hanif Shidqi Amani Wicaksono, 3rd year Matching Track GDP student who is a member of the 弓道部 (kyūdō club). Last December, Hanif’s team triumphed in a match against Shikata campus. Let’s hear what he has to say!