A great experimental thriller-mystery narrative about borders and the destructive nature of prejudice.
“A pleasant experimental short.”
“An experimental ‘dramamentary’ that succeeds to charm and touch the spectator with its rich mundane and genuine interactions.”
“Hani’s narrative is not only be the best film of Susumu Hani, but also one of the best films of the sixties.”
“A thrilling masterpiece.”
“An incredible short that explores the subjective impact of the lack of materiality (i.e. bones) on the process of mourning in a very intimate way.”
“A pleasing narrative about the arbitrariness of language and culture.”
“This audiovisual experience introduces the art of taiko music in a fresh and innovative way – highly intimate and, strange as it may sound, very tactile.”
A beautiful experimental documentary exploring the position of life and death within the Mayan society of the past and the current society.
Sion Sono does not only offer an eloquent celebration of the beauty of the crazy little thing called desire, but also delivers a truly powerful encouragement for the contemporary subject to unshackle himself from the societal or psychological imposed restrictions and fight for his/her desire.
“A truly pleasing audiovisual experience but also a powerful poetic exploration of the ills of Japanese society and the need to change it for the better.”
“A pleasing visual and auditive experiment.”
“Not only a composition honouring the art of grilling and the joy of eating, but also a subtle plea to protect this tradition, a tradition closely intertwined with the flow of nature.”
“An experimental narrative offers the spectator a confrontation with the kind of subjective ravage our pleasure-based capitalistic society is able to produce.”