A commentary of a night with friends of the Japanese indie-scene.
“Takashi Miike’s latest beautifully underlines that the only kind of violence worthy of humanity is a violence born out of love.”
“Read our report of the Q&A with Takashi Miike and Masataka Kubota we attended and our introduction of the CinemAsia Film Festival. “
“A true classic of political driven cinema that has, maybe contrary to one’s expectations, remained as relevant as it was in the past.”
“Sabu’s splendidly structured genre-mix will surely please his fans as well as charm those who are new to his oeuvre.”
“An idea that seemed great on paper, but turned out to be a bad one once experienced on the silver screen. In truth, people are far better off playing the game.”
“A solid groundwork for future installments.”
“Ken Ninomiya reconfirms his extra-ordinary talent, proving he is truly one of a kind.”
“The narrative works surprisingly well as an atmospheric piece of tension.”
“One of the Tsukamoto’s most accomplished narratives.”
“Nagahisa has earned himself the honour to be considered as one of the most promising directors of Japan today.”
“(The narrative) fully realizes what Roman Porno stands for, offering an erotically enticing investigation of inter-subjectivity and the role of sexuality within one’s subjectivity.”
(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.
“Highly recommended for those fans of Japan’s Nouvelle Vague movement.”
“This more cerebral comedy should, in fact, be on every Japanese cinema lover’s to-see list.”