“A fabulous narrative that offers a satisfying exploration of the tragedy of phallic ambition and the destructive potential of desire.”
Matsunaga delivers a beautiful and highly emotional experience that will leave no one unaffected.
“Seta’s first narrative hits some false notes, but these cannot derail Seta’s first-feature film nor radically complicate the spectator’s pleasure.”
“A visually pleasing narrative that underlines, in a charming and touching way, the importance for the subject to find the kind of signifiers that can unlock his/her deadlock.”
“Kahori Higashi’s debut is impressive.”
“A visually enticing narrative that elegantly explores the unresolvable tension between the societal Other and the subject.”
“The effective interaction between his fluid composition, the great narrative structure, and the thematical exploration of trauma and perverse fantasies ensures that the film hits all the right notes and more.”
“An incredibly rich and deep narrative that not only delivers a satisfying coming-of-age story but also an elegantly delivered social commentary on some of the frictions marking Japanese society.”
“Hani’s narrative is not only be the best film of Susumu Hani, but also one of the best films of the sixties.”
Seta’s narrative is, despite its flaws, a pleasant narrative that offers an important message.
”While not perfect by any means, Igashi still delivers an enjoyable romance narrative.”
With his narrative, Kaneko gracefully invites the spectator to question whether he has not forgotten the subjective importance of forging inter-subjective bonds.
“Yes, Zeze delivers a rather straightforward romance narrative with Tapestry, but, in contrast to many other Japanese romance films, he succeeds to genuinely move the spectator.”
“A great narrative that elegantly and gently exploits non-verbal communication to deliver a touching tale of subjective struggle.”
“A beautiful socially-engaged narrative that explores the very fact that, by being grasped within the societal network of relations, one cannot but influence the other and become influenced by the other’s speech and acts.”