This chapter examines how digital technology forges a documentary style in Japanese cinema, with particular emphasis on the significance of the new authenticity in the contemporary documentary. It considers a style of authenticity that is now prevalent in Japanese fiction films and documentaries, including personal documentaries, by focusing on three films: Kore'eda Hirokazu's Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai, 2004), Kawase Naomi's Tarachime (2006), and Tsuchiya Yutaka's The New God (Atarashii kamisama, 1999). It shows that all three films highlight the stylistic merging of fiction and documentary and express a sense of unstable actuality by playing with digital aesthetics and the idea of authenticity.
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