“Shiraishi is not only able to confront the spectator with the perverse side-effects of a patriarchal phallic societal Other – i.e. male opportunism, but also reveals, in an extremely moving finale, that even within such problematic Other love remains a possibility.”
Tag: Kazuya Shiraishi
Lesson In Murder (2022) review
In Shiraishi’s talented hands the narrative transforms into a visual elegant and compelling examination of the desire that drives us all.
22nd Nippon Connection: Recommendations
This list does not only reveal the variety of unique perspectives that mark Japanese Cinema, but also echoes that what directors, from a cinematic perspective, put into question within Japanese society.
Top 12 Japanese films of 2021
Which films impressed us? Which films should you put on your to-watch-list? Find out in our list of best Japanese films of this year.
Last Of The Wolves (2021) review
“Kazuya Shiraishi delivers, with his sequel, another amazing and highly entertaining yakuza/police thriller.”
One Night (2019) review [Nippon Connection 2021]
A great narrative, offering a nuanced and rich exploration of interpersonal dynamics, that ultimately fails in giving this rich tapestry of interpersonal conflict a fitting finale.
Nippon Connection 2021: our recommendations
“While we of course encourage the audience to explore the many films this rich festival has to offer, we do want to introduce our recommendations, films that we think are worth seeing and offer certain experience, whether pleasing or confronting.”
Japannual: 6 must-see movies.
As Japannual is just around the corner, we want to introduce our recommendations for Vienna’s most amazing film-festival.
6 must-see movies at Fantasia Film Festival 2019.
“We present six wonderful movies that are worth seeing.”
Dare to Stop us (2018) review
“Hiraishi beautifully and touchingly evokes that cinema can always fails one’s subjective struggle. “
Dawn of the Felines (2016) review
“(The narrative) fully realizes what Roman Porno stands for, offering an erotically enticing investigation of inter-subjectivity and the role of sexuality within one’s subjectivity.”
Top 10 Japanese movies of 2018
To celebrate the end of this year and to whatever 2019 might bring, we happily release our top ten Japanese movies of 2018.
Blood of Wolves (2018) Review
“One of the best and most entertaining Yakuza/police thrillers in years.”