“Yamanaka does not only reaffirm that she has talent but also that she improved her compositional style and her storytelling.”
“A pleasing narrative about the arbitrariness of language and culture.”
Introduction Mizuki Kiyama’s graduation short film Bath House of Whales is a creative reworking of her memories of accompanying her mother, a person of Korean descent living in Japan, to the public baths. Bath House of Whales (2019) was also screened at the Pia Film Festival, where it won the special jury prize.
“An enthralling audiovisual experience and a powerful critique of the Japanese political system.”
A pleasant short film that highlights that deception in romance finds its ultimate support in the subject’s desire to be loved.
Introduction Kota Takeuchi is man of many creative talents, but whatever he does – be it painting, filming, or sculpting – it is related to historical or contemporary topics. He is most renowned as being the representative of the man of the iconic webcam performance Finger Pointing Worker (2011). In his latest short, he explores…
A short experiment that succeeds in engaging the spectator and keep him on the edge of his seat until the very end.
“A great short narrative that beautifully highlights the impact of the state of emergency on the subjective and social state of speaking beings.”
Lindsay tells truths we need to hear and delivers them in an understated but visually pleasing way.
This narrative proves that Kenjo McCurtain shows promise as director and as writer.
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.
“A powerful subjective statement against the prowling nature of the Japanese police.”
“A pleasing visual and auditive experiment.”
“Not only a composition honouring the art of grilling and the joy of eating, but also a subtle plea to protect this tradition, a tradition closely intertwined with the flow of nature.”
“Kogahara skillfully uses the operation of association to evoke that what, at a verbal level, remains avoided.”