“A beautiful and emotionally rich meditation on the complex notion of motherhood, underlining, in a touching way, that the first essential step in becoming mother is the subjective assumption of the signifier mother.”
Lindsay tells truths we need to hear and delivers them in an understated but visually pleasing way.
“Not only a narrative about the destructiveness of male sexual opportunism, but also (a narrative) [that explores] the irreducible opaqueness of the female subject as such.”
A great narrative from a thematical perspective – exploring, with clarity, the impact of a phallic object on male subjective functioning, that is stylistically unable to turn Take’s thematical exploration into a truly powerful experience.
“A jack of all trades but a master of none.”
Nishimura succeeds in delivering a visually pleasing and crazy love-letter to the culinary art of ramen.
An amazing and highly relevant narrative that succeeds in exposing the dark exploitative and de-subjectifying tendencies of Japanese society.
“This audiovisual experience introduces the art of taiko music in a fresh and innovative way – highly intimate and, strange as it may sound, very tactile.”
Beautifully evokes how women become victim of the traditional patriarchal elite and how subjective happiness is not found in the mere acceptance of one’s own exploitation
An amazing and unconventional narrative that not only explores the eroticism of the oral drive in an enticing and visually pleasing way, but also succeeds to touch, in a lighthearted way, upon the complexity of sexual desire as such.
“Watching a funeral has, in fact, never been more pleasant.”
A truly moving narrative that explores, in a very nuanced but detailed way, the difficulty for subjects to meet the Other, the beloved Other, as subject.
This narrative proves that Kenjo McCurtain shows promise as director and as writer.
A satisfying and touching drama that highlights the importance of acknowledging about one’s loss and confronts us with the fact that, for the subject, his/her loss is, first and foremost, a loss of an ideal image.
Kawashima stages this Freudian exploration of unconscious desires with an extraordinary compositional artistry.