“One of the Tsukamoto’s most accomplished narratives.”
“A moving narrative about the deceptive nature of our ego, the very need for the subject to come into touch with his own desire in a moving way. “
“One of the best visual advertisements for Okinawa of recent years.”
“Nagahisa has earned himself the honour to be considered as one of the most promising directors of Japan today.”
“(The narrative) fully realizes what Roman Porno stands for, offering an erotically enticing investigation of inter-subjectivity and the role of sexuality within one’s subjectivity.”
“Minami Goto reveals her rich talent as writer and director, positioning herself in pole position to become a new strong voice in Japanese cinema.”
(A narrative that movingly) reveals the productive as well as the destructive effects a certain fantasmatic solution to the enigma of female desire can have.
“Our four mavericks have (…) created an interesting and compelling omnibus.”
For those who are looking for a well-crafted ride with thrills and twists, finished off with some subtle melodrama, this narrative fits the bill.
A narrative that succeeds in sensibly highlighting the often forgotten importance of the funeral as symbolic event and the possibility to appreciate the human being beyond his failure as symbolic father.