A great experiment of the absurd, but its full potential to satisfy the spectator is hindered by its somewhat lackluster composition.
A beautifully composed and highly relevant narrative about destructive kinds of social violence, a social violence against the Otherness present in the community and an ostracizing violence to turn the once-trusted other into an unwanted Otherness.
“A great narrative, due to its emotionally gripping finale and the crystal-clear manner by which Sabu explores and uncovers the impact of a vicious environment on the way the subject inscribes itself into the social fabric.”
“A great narrative by Kaizo Hayashi that explores, via the structure fiction, the truth of three different affects – responsibility, guilt, and sadness through loss – during and in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.”
“A (damning) look at the vicious and unforgiven nature of the judgmental Other as well as heartwarming emotionally rich exploration of the importance of supportive inter-subjective social bonds for the subject.”
“While we of course encourage the audience to explore the many films this rich festival has to offer, we do want to introduce our recommendations, films that we think are worth seeing and offer certain experience, whether pleasing or confronting.”
“A brilliant narrative exploring, in a very confronting but enlightening way, the importance of inter-subjectivity to attain happiness.”
“A splendid and sensible exploration of the interpersonal and social persecutory face of bullying.”
“A moving exploration of the struggle of securing a place for one’s subject, a place from where one can speak as subject.”
An original and highly unconventional zombie-narrative.
“A loving ode to filmmaking that underscores that without extras, there would be no stars to shine.”
“A pleasing exploration of the fear of becoming an sexually desiring adult.”
“An impressive debut by Teppei Isobe.”
“One of the most powerful confrontations with the violence of the imaginary.”
“Kotani beautifully shows how important the signifier is for the subjectivity of the speaking being.”