A pleasant short film that highlights that deception in romance finds its ultimate support in the subject’s desire to be loved.
Imamura’s ‘Black Rain’ is, without a doubt, one of the most important films about the atomic bomb ever made and should be mandatory viewing for anyone who holds the promise of world peace dear.
“A charming exploration about the way in which the other allows a drifting subject to moor his desire and find a direction for his subjectivity within the Other.”
With his artful composing hand, Yoshishige Yoshida paints how a romance unable to transform into an inter-subjective relation of love can impact the subjectivity and illustrate, in a subtle but sensible way, the Freudian truth that every Eros is, in the end, a death drive.
“Highly original and touching to boot. (…) highly recommended.”
“A strangely powerful narrative on life’s monotonous cyclicity.”
“A highly original narrative that communicates its powerful statement on art through its modulation of its eclectic art-style.”
“A promising debut of Hiroshi Okuyama”.
“Minami Goto reveals her rich talent as writer and director, positioning herself in pole position to become a new strong voice in Japanese cinema.”
An unsettling and powerful account of the problematic aspects marking Japan’s legal system – a system enabling the third murder.”
“A wonderful but slightly disturbing confrontation with violent enjoyment.”
“This questioning, framed with thoughtful cinematography and brought to life by deeply nuanced performances, will long linger in the spectator’s mind.”