“A visually pleasing narrative that underlines, in a charming and touching way, the importance for the subject to find the kind of signifiers that can unlock his/her deadlock.”
Ohkanda’s narrative proves that one does not need a big budget to deliver a narrative that touches the spectator.
“A very satisfying satirical short thta shows that, within the job-seeking process, only the image matters.”
“Kahori Higashi’s debut is impressive.”
Kawanobe delivers a very touching and emotional story about homosexuality in Japan.
“A visually enticing narrative that elegantly explores the unresolvable tension between the societal Other and the subject.”
“A beautiful film that elegantly explores the role the imaginary plays in marital failure as well as in the beginning of a new romantic bond.”
“A splendid debut by Shuna Iijima.”
“An experimental ‘dramamentary’ that succeeds to charm and touch the spectator with its rich mundane and genuine interactions.”
An amazing socially-engaged piece of cinema that beautifully sketches out how problematic the enjoyment of the societal Other can be.
Yanakaya succeeds in visually engaging the spectator and deliver a narrative that will leave audiences satisfied.
“A beautiful socially-engaged narrative that explores the very fact that, by being grasped within the societal network of relations, one cannot but influence the other and become influenced by the other’s speech and acts.”
“A beautiful narrative that explores the mental and societal obstacles that litter the path of those subjects who suddenly need to grieve the loss of loved ones with a refined elegance and a pleasing naturalism.”
“A nihilistic and wild exploration of the self-destructive nature of a relentless search for a dose of pleasure.”
“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.”