A story of Yonosuke (2013) review

A magnificent and unforgettable encounter with Yonosuke and with the importance of the encounter and the worth of being subject this experience underlines.

Shinjuku Swan 2 (2017) review

The likability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko still shines, turning the second part of Tatsuhiko’s narrative, despite being thematically different and not being refreshing at all, into an enjoyable narrative to experience.”

That’s It (2015) review

“An exquisite and highly entertaining marriage between Bloodthirsty Butchers’ punk music and Gakuryu Ishii’s crude and highly mobile cinematography (…) [that] touchingly [touches] upon a very delicate matter: the necessity of a symbolic place.”

Shinjuku Swan (2015) review

“The likeability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko and surprisingly dense narrative makes sure that Shinjuku Swan is better than your average manga-adaptation”

A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016) Review

“Another masterpiece of Shunji Iwai (…) revealing how the reliance and the importance on the imaginary deconstructs genuine human connection but also forms the necessity to be able to form any social bond whatsoever.” Introduction  Shunji Iwai is nothing other than a legendary director. Having made narratives like Love Letter (1995) and All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001), he has made a…

“The light shines only there shows powerfully the difficulty as well as the power that is to be found in human relations and underlines, that, in fact, the light shines only there” Introduction Despite having only directed four cinematographical products – Sakai-ke no shiawase (2006) being her first, and a segment in Quirky Guys and Gals (2011), The Light…