A highly satisfying experience that delivers suspense as well as good dose of touching emotionality.
“A touching and satisfying tear-jerking experience.”
“A visually exciting experience that shows that the only revolutionary thing that can give life its worth is desire that remains desire.”
A modern classic about the beauty of being in a state of desiring and the impact a phallic injury can have on the ability of a subject to fall in love.
An intimate and touching account of the drama that romance and becoming a woman can be.
In Shiraishi’s talented hands the narrative transforms into a visual elegant and compelling examination of the desire that drives us all.
A splendid and highly atmospheric homage to the gothic icon called Dracula.
“This might be the purest idol-film Obayashi made and the clearest example of how Kadokawa wanted to exploit the audio-visual medium.”
The film does not merely celebrate the beauty of the transiency of being-in-love, but also powerfully stages the tragedy of the missed encounter.
Obayashi ensures that this narrative, after so many years, still succeeds in captivating and mesmerize the spectator.
A serene narrative that touchingly explores the possibility of reaching each other as subject despite the misrecognition that structures speech.
A fabulous narrative that does not only delivers a thrilling slasher-like experience, but offers a touching romance between two people that are, in their own particular way, deeply marked by their traumatic past.
The power of Nagasawa’s narrative does not simply lie in the engaging emotional rhythm, as dictated by the musical decorations, but in the genuineness that oozes from every interaction.
A touching narrative that explores how difficult it is for subject to assume a place for himself, a place from where he/she can desire, without the structuring influence of motherly love.
A pleasant and charming exploration of the fact that, within the game of love and romance and beyond, subjects often rely on acting-out to reveal to the other what they cannot put into signifiers.