“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.
“An enjoyable narrative, providing plenty of charming and touching moments.”
“Highly recommended for those fans of Japan’s Nouvelle Vague movement.”