Short Movie Time: The Report (2020) [JFFH 2020]

Fukushima’s latest might lack the depth some other short films have, this does not stop his Sci-fi romance music video from being a pleasant narrative that also succeeds in touching the spectator.

Stay (2018) review

A great indie romance film that underlines the very importance for subjects to establish inter-subjective (romantic) relationships.

Take Over Zone (2019) [Camera Japan 2020]

While Yamasaki’s message is clear, the delivery of his positive message of empowerment would have more gripping and emotionally powerful for the spectator if the sound-design were on point.

The Hardness of Avocado (2019) review [Camera Japan 2020]

Jo Masaya’s anti-romantic narrative does not only show the spectator the need for the subject to question their own subjective position, but also the importance to take the other serious at the level of his/her subjectivity.

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.”

Kuma Elohim (2018) review

“A captivating exploration of the conflictual tension between sexual desire, love, and plight.”