“The narratives do underline Katsumi Sasaki’s potential to become one of the best directors of the genre.”
A magnificent and unforgettable encounter with Yonosuke and with the importance of the encounter and the worth of being subject this experience underlines.
“Those who are able to visually scrutinize the (…) detailed historical narrative space will (…) enjoy the narrative’s atmosphere and appreciate the pacifistic message about tradition and craftsmanship that this atmospheric narrative formulates.”
“Igarashi Akiko does prove herself to be a new fresh voice in the Japanese sci-fi genre and a director to watch.” Introduction From 2012 onward, the Osaka Asian Film Festival has provided a platform named ‘The Indie Forum’ where spectators can see the projects of new and upcoming talent. This year, amazing indies like…
“One of the most creative and figurative ghost narratives ever made, that also turns out to be one of the most pure and disturbing confrontations with the uncanny (…). A classic that will long linger in one’s mind.”
“Sometimes disturbing and confronting, sometimes fun, but ever engaging, the narrative underlines the influence society, (…) has on the subject, and how the collapse of a symbolic structure opens up the possibility to rewrite one’s coming into being.”
“Pleasure (…) is to be extracted from the visuals (…) so beautifully framed by the cinematography, and from the way Meiko Kaji with her mesmerizing performance synthesizes the narrative’s mix of genres.”