Love Nonetheless (2022) review

A modern classic about the beauty of being in a state of desiring and the impact a phallic injury can have on the ability of a subject to fall in love.

Straying (2022) review [Camera Japan 2022]

A pleasant and charming exploration of the fact that, within the game of love and romance and beyond, subjects often rely on acting-out to reveal to the other what they cannot put into signifiers.

Dancing in Her Dreams (2019)

“A wonderful experience that does not only present a touching exploration of the pain of longing but also functions as an exquisite and elegant celebration of the art of stripping.”

A Girl On The Shore (2021) review

“Ueda’s engaging film is all about two subjects trying to escape their phantasmatic identification with the notion of trash.”

Colorless (2019) review

“An extraordinary film that offers a painful investigation of the ungraspable female element that forms a riddle for both man and woman alike.”

Ride Or Die (2021) review

“A highly enjoyable romance narrative that thrives on a rich current of heartfelt romantic and raw natural emotions. “

Hotel Iris (2021) review [Osaka Asian Film Festival]

“An artfully composed erotic narrative that plays with the well-known psychoanalytic fact that the relational past of subjects impacts the possibility and appearance of sexual attraction between a man and a woman.”

Lovers Are Wet (1973) review

“Not only a narrative about the destructiveness of male sexual opportunism, but also (a narrative) [that explores] the irreducible opaqueness of the female subject as such.”

Sexual Drive (2021) [IFFR 2021]

An amazing and unconventional narrative that not only explores the eroticism of the oral drive in an enticing and visually pleasing way, but also succeeds to touch, in a lighthearted way, upon the complexity of sexual desire as such.