A highly satisfying experience that delivers suspense as well as good dose of touching emotionality.
“A touching and satisfying tear-jerking experience.”
“A wonderful exploration of dysfunctional familial bonds and the destructive impact narcissism has on human relations.”
“A peaceful and serene exploration of female subjectivity.”
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 name for himself as a director that investigates how subjects, who find themselves seemingly cut off from society and the social bond, still find a way, even if understanding each other is difficult…
[a] rich psychological reflection on fundamentally flawed subjects and the way in which they deal with in loss. (…) . In short, Nishikawa has once again crafted a masterpiece.”