Shogo offers an evocative and bleak experience that forces us to question the current state of our societal field.
Setagaya Game (2023) review
The Ohara Bros do not only offer the spectator a pleasant concatenation of kicks and punches, but also deliver a touching emotional pay-off.
Dream of Euglena (2019) review
A heart-warming exploration of the importance of finding a dream/desire to give’s one conduct and speech its socially constructive direction.
Short movie time: Norioka Workshop (2022) review
A great short film that illustrates the necessity as well as the inherent danger of the imaginary dimension in social interactions.
Distant Thunder (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
A strangely mesmerizing sci-fi slice-of-life narrative
Drive Into Night (2022)
A pleasant narrative that laments the ongoing pauperization of the social bond.
When morning comes, I feel empty (2023) review [OAFF 2023]
A slow moving narrative that accumulates in a subtle but touching shift in the subjective position of its protagonist.
Short Movie Time: Shall We Love You? (2022) [OAFF 2023]
A nice little heart-warming short that questions the connection between love and happiness.
Cafune (2023) review [OAFF 2023]
A very strong debut by Haruki Kinemura.
Short Movie Time: Detouring Blue (2023) (OAFF 2023)
A highly recommended short that touchingly shows that what dooms the subject to the de-subjectifying effect of the societal Other or to the birth of a subjective deadlock is a situation that chains his/her desire.
Short Movie Time: Kanro (2023) [OAFF 2023]
A simple but effective short that explores inter-subjective distance and the desire to bridge it in a surprising and satisfying way.
The Burden Of The Past (2023) review [OAFF 2023]
With his latest drama film, Funahashi’s delivers a contender for this year’s best Japanese film.
Short Movie Time: TOMA #2 (2023) [OAFF 2023]
A touching narrative that explores the difficulty for the subject to give the Othering effect of dementia on a family member a place
Shiori’s Naughty Dreams (2019)
Amane’s narrative is not simply a great ero-horror, but an enthralling experience that confronts the spectator with the ultimately finality of his own desire: his own demise.
New Religion (2022) review
A splendid horror-drama narrative that will keep the spectator on the edge of his seat from start to finish.