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TOKYO—Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for "Shoplifters," a critically acclaimed family drama about a poverty-stricken quasi-family that manages to eke out a living via petty larceny and fraud.  The film is now playing widely in Japan, but there were moments when it looked like it wouldn't. Japanese film distributors often shun anything with political connotations, and the government here just hates this movie. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been working for years to promote "Cool Japan" and anything Japanese or anyone Japanese, that does well.  Everyone expected the director would at least get... [Read More]
Стандарты красоты в обществе со временем меняются - это известный факт. Но и наши собственные представления о привлекательной для нас внешности того или иного человека не остаются без изменений - иногда даже в течение нескольких минут. [Read More]