Shugo Fujii proves that he is the master of indie-thrillers.
Yoshida’s narrative hits all the right emotional notes for the audience and that its message will long linger in the spectator’s mind.
“Suzuki’s narrative offers an excellent critique of the exploitative dimensions of the phallic patriarchal society.”
“A visually pleasing narrative that explores, with a refined irony, the very problematic dimensions of nationalism.”
“Hanabusa’s second outing proves to be as enjoyable and thrilling as the first.”
“A divisive exploration of the various sides of the crazy little thing called love decorated with a demented finale, which is as disturbingly violent as it is shockingly romantic.”
A beautifully composed and highly relevant narrative about destructive kinds of social violence, a social violence against the Otherness present in the community and an ostracizing violence to turn the once-trusted other into an unwanted Otherness.
“A great narrative, due to its emotionally gripping finale and the crystal-clear manner by which Sabu explores and uncovers the impact of a vicious environment on the way the subject inscribes itself into the social fabric.”
“A tender and sweet appeal to Japanese society to give every subject the possibility to assume, with respect to others, a subjective place of speech.”
“A splendid and sensible exploration of the interpersonal and social persecutory face of bullying.”