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.”
“We introduce our recommendations for this year’s Japan Cuts, including Labyrinth of Cinema (2019), Murders of Oiso (2019), Extro (2020), Roar (2019), and Shell and Joint (2019).”
“An enjoyable narrative, offering a pleasing cinematographical composition and truly beautiful and naturally conversations.”
Introduction That the time of social distancing under the covid-19 pandemic can also be an excellent moment to be creative was already underlined by Shinichiro Ueda and his remotely shot One Cut of The Dead mission: Remote (2020). Another director who took it upon herself to unleash her creativity is none other than Kasumi Hiraoka,…
“A fun, uplifting, and heartwarming narrative that successfully plays with the limitation of social distancing.”
“With this short narrative, Sara Ogawa proves that she’s an extremely talented director.”
“Kentaro Kishi reveals himself as a master of framing small moments of endearing happiness as well as a director with poetic sensibilities.”
“Noriko Yuasa succeeds in visualizing the bursting impact of love in a fresh and highly visual way.”
“Takeshi Kogahara’s impresses with his highly evocative tragedy of subjective inhibition.”