10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera

I thought I’d put together a list of 10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera (in no particular order). 1. And God Created Woman (1956) The film that supposedly made Brigitte Bardot famous overnight. The iconic opening scene, which features Bardot sunbathing naked, provoked controversy at the time. The film was therefore censored heavily before being released inRead more

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

I’ve decided to compile some facts about Miyajima.  I visited Miyajima (which means Shrine Island in Japanese) a couple of years ago and was instantly captivated by the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of the island. Surrounded by the turquoise calm of the Seto Inland Sea, a red torii (a traditional Japanese gate) rises out of the water so thatRead more

The Naked Island (1960) – Film

I recently watched a film called The Naked Island (1960), which is set in the Seto Inland Sea and directed by Kaneto Shindo.  It is a highly realistic account of the life of a family who live on an island in the Inland Sea. The film is made up of very long scenes with little editing, and the dialogue is sparse, withRead more