On the three hour train journey back to Sheffield from London, I decided that I’d fill the time with a film. I’ve been sitting on “The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck And God” for a while now. I only picked it up on the loose decision that it briefly features Ryuhei Matsuda whom for the most part tends to be involved in interesting projects.
So I’ve allowed it to sit until an appropriate moment showed up. Like many Japanese films it has a slow pace and a somewhat expected but nevertheless curious turn of events that sets it apart from some of the duller films I saw back in February at the Japan Foundation film tour, ‘Girls On Film‘. For that reason, I would say it’s worth trying to track down if you’re a fan of Japanese cinema. That is all kids!