“One of most original narratives about coming-into-being and that beautiful evil little thing called love to be released in recent years.”
“By rendering the subjectivity of his protagonists as opaque as possible to the spectator, Miyake is able to successfully highlight the difficulties of realizing a subjective position.”
“Zeze movingly reveals that the ground for true revolution should be love and its goal the realization of that place where a woman can realize her agency as subject.”
“A mesmerizing and touching approach to the radical difficulty to integrate the death of a loved-one in one’s subjectivity.”
“One of the best visual advertisements for Okinawa of recent years.”
“An enjoyable narrative, providing plenty of charming and touching moments.”
A powerful plea for more support for female directorial talent and for more Japanese narratives that explore female subjectivity, question the nature of the sexual relationship, and investigate the effects society has on women and their subjectivity.
“A narrative that is, at no point, able to evoke the power of the song it has used as inspiration.”