“A successful debut for Nanako Hirose”
The time for this narrative to become a cult-classic has finally arrived.
“A corroboration of the fact that Kore-eda is one of the best directors currently alive.”
“And while these alarming narratives might not be able to agitate Japanese politicians, [these narratives] is still a moving warning that everyone should see.”
“Nagisa Oshima created an extremely impressive and impactful associative narrative mix about that existence of the female subject and her mysterious enjoyment as such, a subjectivity and enjoyment that is, in light of a patriarchal societal system, highly problematic.”
“A rather ambitious project that succeeds in evoking the complexity of adolescence in a crude, unflattering and straightforward way.”
“It is bad to do things on impulse.”
Introduction Thursday, I had the honour to attend a screening of Modern Love (English review/Japanese review) in Shinjuku’s K’s Cinema in the presence of the director Takuya and some of the crew-members – a guy responsible for the production design and a female make-up artist.
“a stillness that evokes nothing other than the nature of Japanese traditional culture as such – and the lives it influences.”
“So while (the narrative) doesn’t reach the level of its predecessors, it is still a worthy conclusion of this trilogy full of pessimism and nihilism.”