“A mesmerizing and touching approach to the radical difficulty to integrate the death of a loved-one in 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.
“Our four mavericks have (…) created an interesting and compelling omnibus.”
A narrative that succeeds in sensibly highlighting the often forgotten importance of the funeral as symbolic event and the possibility to appreciate the human being beyond his failure as symbolic father.
“An enjoyable narrative, providing plenty of charming and touching moments.”
“Kusano is able to evokes nothing other than the very fact that one’s subjective truth is ever constructed in cyclic retro-active way.”
While IFFR, like every year, has an amazing selection of world cinema to enjoy, we want to underline the Japanese highlights of this year.
‘The narrative dares to confront the spectator with a question that is nothing other than a dilemma. ‘
“A fun, emotional and engaging narrative, but nothing more.”
“A subtle emotional narrative about the central question of love that bothers every neurotic subject.”