“Hatayama succeeded in crafting a creative and moving exploration of the inability of a subject to escape his unresolved trauma as well as his guilt.”
“While it does not offer anything new to the jidai-geki genre, it still is a pleasing narrative that touches upon less well-known aspects of Edo-society.”
“With her impressive and touching debut, Yuko Hakota reveals herself as one very promising director. “
‘Katagiri’s perfectly executed tonal shift turns Saki’s subjective journey into a truly touching experience.’
“A peaceful and serene exploration of female subjectivity.”
“A truly pleasant cinematographical narrative that succeeds, notwithstanding its lightheartedness, in formulating a truly relevant message.”
“While Oda show promise as a director, his debut-narrative reveals that he has yet to find his own distinctive voice.”
“A highly original narrative that communicates its powerful statement on art through its modulation of its eclectic art-style.”
“A promising debut of Hiroshi Okuyama”.
As Japannual is just around the corner, we want to introduce our recommendations for Vienna’s most amazing film-festival.