In preparation for a screening at the Glasgow Film Festival which kicked off last weekend and a DVD release from Third Window Films in March, Confessions of a Dog’s director Gen Takahashi joined me to discuss his epic drama of police corruption in Japan, an eye-opening disclosure of the hidden infrastructures within Japanese society. We discusse his career as an independent producer-writer-director and the process of finding international distribution for 3 hour+ scathing observation of Japan.
I’m not too bothered about whether my film is Japanese or non-Japanese, I don’t particularly aim for a non-Japanese style […] I myself don’t really fit into Japanese society so maybe that’s just the natural outcome.
Julian Ross is rubbish at explaining what he does or who he is. All he knows is that he is obsessed with film and music and that is what his life tends to revolve around. Twitter: @rossjulian