Non, in short, proves with her first feature film that she has a future as screenwriter and director.
“Kusano succeeds in delivering a quite atypical romance narrative.”
A great and visually pleasing narrative about the socially embedded nature of the process of coming-into-being-as-subject.
“With her impressive and touching debut, Yuko Hakota reveals herself as one very promising director. “
“(The narrative) breaths much needed fresh air into the rather stale genre of Japanese romance narrative”