Girish Shambu

Four Easy Pieces

Girish Shambu on four films screened at TIFF08

September 2008

Each visitor to a film festival makes a unique and particular passage through the new territory it offers. My own trek through this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was marked by one conspicuous recurrence: films, often by reputed… READ ON


The Last Samurai

Girish Shambu on films by and about Yukio Mishima

July 2008

“I WANTED to explode like a rocket,” wrote Yukio Mishima, “light the sky for an instant, and disappear.” It’s a personal manifesto he lived out to the sensational end. In 1970, at the age of forty-five, dressed in full military uniform, he … READ ON