A great narrative that explores the irreducible Otherness that marks our relationships in an effective way.
Category: Skip-City International D-cinema festival
Short Movie Time: Similarity (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
A highly enjoyable short by Kiichiro Kimura.
All Summer Long (2022) review [Skip-City International D-Cinema festival]
While Horiuchi’s narrative is all about the difficulty of ending things, the melancholic dimension of what has to end only comes to full emotional blossom as the finale reaches its conclusion.
Short Movie Time: Kitten (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
Yamaguchi elegantly underlines the importance of showing one’s Otherness to the other and the problematic nature of succumbing to the seduction of deceiving oneself by reflecting sameness to the other.
Short Movie Time: Storage Man (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
Tetsuro Manno proves that he has mastered the drama-genre and shows off his ability to create a quite thematically dense experience.
Short Movie Time: But It Did Happen (2022) [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
Ruichi Suita offers a masterclass in using images as signifiers and concatenating them elegantly to sketch out the unaccepted truth that determines a subject’s signifiers and acts.
Short Movie time: Psychology counsellor (2021)
“A thrilling masterpiece.”
Make The Devil Laugh (2021) review [Skip City International D-Festival 2021]
An amazing socially-engaged piece of cinema that beautifully sketches out how problematic the enjoyment of the societal Other can be.
Resident of Alice (2021) review
“Sawa pleases the spectator with his elegant and, at times, poetic compositions, but also delivers a narrative with a satisfying psychological depth and a rich emotional texture.”
Beyond The Night (2019) review [Japan Cuts]
“Nakagawa, in short, reaffirms herself as one of the most promising female directors in Japan at the moment.”
Sacrifice (2019) review [Japan Cuts 2020]
“A compelling exploration of the enticing power religious cults and militaristic organization have in a society driven by consumption and enjoyment and – as vague as it may sound – the Otherness of the others.”