Uchida delivers what very well might be the feel-good movie of the year.
“Kahori Higashi’s debut is impressive.”
“Yes, Zeze delivers a rather straightforward romance narrative with Tapestry, but, in contrast to many other Japanese romance films, he succeeds to genuinely move the spectator.”
“An enthralling audiovisual experience and a powerful critique of the Japanese political system.”
“A great narrative that celebrates the energetic art of Japanese drumming in pleasing way.”
“McKie’s film is not only the best dance-film of recent years but might very well be one of the best Japanese films to be released this year.”
“A charming exploration about the way in which the other allows a drifting subject to moor his desire and find a direction for his subjectivity within the Other.”
A very pleasant narrative that vividly underlines the importance of social bonds for the integration of a subject within the social field as well as the fundamental role the O/other plays in the process of becoming a desiring subject.
“A jack of all trades but a master of none.”
“This audiovisual experience introduces the art of taiko music in a fresh and innovative way – highly intimate and, strange as it may sound, very tactile.”
A truly moving narrative that explores, in a very nuanced but detailed way, the difficulty for subjects to meet the Other, the beloved Other, as subject.
“Iwaisawa offers a compelling exploration of music’s inherent power, a transformative power allowing the subject to pass through anxiety in order to give expression to his desire.”
“A moving exploration of the struggle of securing a place for one’s subject, a place from where one can speak as subject.”