A splendid Godzilla narrative that delivers thrilling kaiju action while elegantly exploring the impact of the rise of capitalism and consumerism on Japanese society and the traumatic truth it does not want to accept.
A timeless classic monster movie.
A fantastic time-travel narrative that will not only please sci-fi fans but also please spectators who love Japanese comical narratives.
“A ‘seductive’ nihilistic masterpiece that explores the unescapable subjective problems created by the rhythmic capitalistic machinery.”
A veritable horror classic.
‘A classic that offers an unforgettable experience that is as touchingly lighthearted as is it disturbingly horrifying.’
A classic that, as a critique of capitalism and materialism, has not lost any of its relevance.
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.
Kawashima stages this Freudian exploration of unconscious desires with an extraordinary compositional artistry.
“A true classic of political driven cinema that has, maybe contrary to one’s expectations, remained as relevant as it was in the past.”
“A mesmerizing and touching approach to the radical difficulty to integrate the death of a loved-one in one’s subjectivity.”
“This more cerebral comedy should, in fact, be on every Japanese cinema lover’s to-see list.”
“One of the most poetic narratives ever created about the ravage of enjoyment and the impossibility of society to deal with it.”
The time for this narrative to become a cult-classic has finally arrived.