An engaging and satisfying mystery romance experience dares to engage the spectator into a phenomenological questioning of memories.
Tag: Hiroya Shimizu
Missing (2022) review
Shinzo Katayama delivers one of the most satisfying drama-thrillers this year.
Spaghetti Code Love (2021) review [Japan Cuts 2021]
“Maruyama’s narrative speaks powerfully to the spectator’s subjectivity – his fears and hopes – and enables his evocation of a glimmer of hope that remains present in this dark depressive modern relational mess to positively impact his audience.”
Tokyo Revengers (2021) Review [Fantasia Film Festival]
“An exciting blend of satisfying violence, tensive moments, surges of pleasing lightheartedness, and touching emotional moments.”
Hot Gimmick: girl meets boy (2019) review
“A powerful evocation of the importance of assuming one’s own subjective position. ”
My Sweet Grappa Remedies (2019) [Japannual 2019)
“A peaceful and serene exploration of female subjectivity.”
Sadako (2019) review [Fantasia Film Festival 2019]
“The narrative works surprisingly well as an atmospheric piece of tension.”
Liverleaf (2018) review
“A timely reminder that Japanese society has to take bullying and its effects more seriously/”