The Japanese Cinema Archives

The idea for JCA formed in the late 2000s, when I was studying Film History and Alternative film at the University in Oslo. At the time the project was meant to become a book, rather than a blog. 


This all changed in the early 2010s, when I was working on my Master's Thesis on the style of Japanese cinema. Over the next 15 years, I saw and took notes on hundreds of Japanese movies.


Finally, after some uninspired years, I rekindled my interest for Japanese film, which in turn led to the startup of Japanese Cinema Archives in 2019.

JCA - Robin Syversen

M.Phil: Japanese Culture Studies
Thesis: Rearticulating Japanese Cinematic Style
Guest Lecturer: Japanese film history (UiO)
Film blogger: Z Film Quarterly

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