Colorless (2019) review

“An extraordinary film that offers a painful investigation of the ungraspable female element that forms a riddle for both man and woman alike.”

Resident of Alice (2021) review

“Sawa pleases the spectator with his elegant and, at times, poetic compositions, but also delivers a narrative with a satisfying psychological depth and a rich emotional texture.”

Top 12 Japanese films of 2021

Which films impressed us? Which films should you put on your to-watch-list? Find out in our list of best Japanese films of this year.

Blue (2021) review

“A very emotional journey about the difficulties of dealing with loss and lack.”

Underdog (2021) review

“Take’s film powerfully shows that the heroism of the art of boxing lies in the very subjective meaning that power the jabs, the hooks, and the uppercuts.”

The Family (2021) review

“A highly original yakuza narrative that beautifully touches upon the importance that the (idealized) figure of the father can have for a subject’s lifepath.”

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021) review  

“Ohtomo’s does not only preserve the essence of Watsuki’s narrative but delivers this essence with necessary emotionality and adorns it with many breathtaking sword-fighting moments that neither a manga nor an anime can deliver.”