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Whether you should live where your films are set has long divided filmmakers. But none has entered the lives of his subjects as fully as Shinsuke Ogawa

By Mark Cousins   March 2008

At the swanky dinner after the recent Bafta awards, a ripple of excitement swept the room when Daniel Day-Lewis walked in. It wasn’t only because he is handsome, or that he looks like a walking Egon Schiele drawing. As he doesn’t live in London, sightings of DDL at movie blingfests are rare treats these days, so heads turned.

I don’t live in London, and come from Ireland, where DDL relocated, but even I felt the allure of someone who has gone to live and think elsewhere. No other art form is better at creating sense of place than cinema,…

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