“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.”
An unsettling and powerful account of the problematic aspects marking Japan’s legal system – a system enabling the third murder.”
“His most pure celebration of the very positive function cats can have in a subject’s life.”
“The pulsating revelation that every subject hides a destructive drive and violent desire is the true scandal of the narrative.”
A powerful plea for more support for female directorial talent and for more Japanese narratives that explore female subjectivity, question the nature of the sexual relationship, and investigate the effects society has on women and their subjectivity.
“This questioning, framed with thoughtful cinematography and brought to life by deeply nuanced performances, will long linger in the spectator’s mind.”
“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.”