The Ohara Bros do not only offer the spectator a pleasant concatenation of kicks and punches, but also deliver a touching emotional pay-off.
Short Movie time: Canary (2023) review
Taka Tsubota confirms his talent as director.
Little Nights, Little Love (2019) review
“A very enjoyable and heart-warming romance narrative.”
GO (2001) review
An exquisite structured exploration of how fictions of nationality fracture and shape they societal field as well as the subjects subject to it and the relational dynamics they establish.
Three little Geisha (1973) review
A pleasant but largely forgettable experience.
When morning comes, I feel empty (2023) review [OAFF 2023]
A slow moving narrative that accumulates in a subtle but touching shift in the subjective position of its protagonist.
The Door into Summer (2021)
“Miki’s narrative fails to truly engage the spectator into Soichiro’s subjective position and his trajectory.”
Short Movie Time: Shall We Love You? (2022) [OAFF 2023]
A nice little heart-warming short that questions the connection between love and happiness.
Cafune (2023) review [OAFF 2023]
A very strong debut by Haruki Kinemura.
Short Movie Time: Detouring Blue (2023) (OAFF 2023)
A highly recommended short that touchingly shows that what dooms the subject to the de-subjectifying effect of the societal Other or to the birth of a subjective deadlock is a situation that chains his/her desire.
Blue Collar Physics (2022) review [Skip-City International D-Cinema festival]
Kobayashi shows that the narrative element of the super-power can be used to explore human subjectivity and to highlight the often antagonistic link between the subject and his Other.
Funeral Parade of The Roses (1969) review
“A highly experimental and intense exploration of how the images we clothe ourselves with makes us blind for what truly grounds us as subject.”
Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots (2021) review [Camera Japan Festival]
A narrative that, due to its elegant engendering of genuine emotions, offers a touching exploration of the subjective obstacles that complicate the subject’s coming-into-being and his inter-personal functioning.
All Summer Long (2022) review [Skip-City International D-Cinema festival]
While Horiuchi’s narrative is all about the difficulty of ending things, the melancholic dimension of what has to end only comes to full emotional blossom as the finale reaches its conclusion.
Short Movie Time: Kitten (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
Yamaguchi elegantly underlines the importance of showing one’s Otherness to the other and the problematic nature of succumbing to the seduction of deceiving oneself by reflecting sameness to the other.