“Hatayama succeeded in crafting a creative and moving exploration of the inability of a subject to escape his unresolved trauma as well as his guilt.”
“An experimental narrative that successfully critiques the current state of Japan’s mental healthcare.”
“With her impressive and touching debut, Yuko Hakota reveals herself as one very promising director. “
‘Katagiri’s perfectly executed tonal shift turns Saki’s subjective journey into a truly touching experience.’
“A pure unadulterated mix of quirky comedy and crazy swashbuckling action”.
“A truly pleasant cinematographical narrative that succeeds, notwithstanding its lightheartedness, in formulating a truly relevant message.”
“While Oda show promise as a director, his debut-narrative reveals that he has yet to find his own distinctive voice.”
“A highly original narrative that communicates its powerful statement on art through its modulation of its eclectic art-style.”
“A promising debut of Hiroshi Okuyama”.
“Sabu’s splendidly structured genre-mix will surely please his fans as well as charm those who are new to his oeuvre.”