“Ueda’s engaging film is all about two subjects trying to escape their phantasmatic identification with the notion of trash.”
An exquisitely shot meditation about the impact change has on society and subjectivity.
“A pleasing exploration of the fear of becoming an sexually desiring adult.”
“Takashi Miike’s latest beautifully underlines that the only kind of violence worthy of humanity is a violence born out of love.”
“Nagahisa has earned himself the honour to be considered as one of the most promising directors of Japan today.”
A narrative that succeeds in sensibly highlighting the often forgotten importance of the funeral as symbolic event and the possibility to appreciate the human being beyond his failure as symbolic father.
A powerful plea for more support for female directorial talent and for more Japanese narratives that explore female subjectivity, question the nature of the sexual relationship, and investigate the effects society has on women and their subjectivity.