“Not only the most important movie made by Obayashi but also the most important Japanese movie of the last decade.”
“Full of visually enticing imagery and strong scenes, Hirabayashi offers a truly compelling exploration of what human existence and non-existence is.”
“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.
“A confronting narrative (…), [exploring] the power of the imaginary and the destructive effects this imaginary can have on the position of the subject within society (…), that is now needed more than ever. “ Introduction If there is one contemporary Japanese director that is socially engaged, it is Ogata Takaomi. He proved this engagement with…