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 fantastic time-travel narrative that will not only please sci-fi fans but also please spectators who love Japanese comical narratives.
“Ueda’s engaging film is all about two subjects trying to escape their phantasmatic identification with the notion of trash.”
A genre mish-mash – a cocktail of light-hearted comedy, family drama, bloody thriller, and ghostly romance – that is not only pleasant but offers the spectator a rich emotional fabric to savour.
Tanada offers a compelling exploration of the emotional turmoil a female subject caused by the sudden death of someone important.
A very heart-warming and touching narrative that shows that a subject does not necessarily need to make use of the neurotic solution to inscribe himself within the societal fabric.
Despite its obvious low-budget nature, Soejima delivers a highly entertaining and engaging action-thriller.
Noaya Asanuma proves that he has a creative voice worth listening too.
A great indie narrative that highlights the need for the parental and the traditional Other to aid the subject to embark on the path of his own desire.
“Kusano succeeds in delivering a quite atypical romance narrative.”
Matsumoto delivers an amazing narrative that allows the spectator to realize that imaginary pleasure offers little protection against the oppressing demands of the society and imaginary injuries dealt by others.
A splendid experience whose themes of loss, failed encounters, and unresolved desires do not fail to touch the spectator deeply.
Yoshida’s narrative hits all the right emotional notes for the audience and that its message will long linger in the spectator’s mind.
An elegantly constructed and highly impactful exploration of the inhibiting fear of being rejected by one’s beloved.
An experience that will stir the spectator’s unconscious and affect his heart.