A touching narrative that explores the difficulty for the subject to give the Othering effect of dementia on a family member a place
Tag: Kyusaku Shimada
Shin-Ultraman (2022) review [Fantasia Film Festival]
Higuchi and Anno deliver an impressive love letter to their childhood, yet their devoted love, which is sensible in every aspect of the narrative, might not be able reach those who do not call themselves fans.
A Madder Red (2021) review [Nippon Connection 2022]
Machiko Ono and Yuki Katayama breathe extra-ordinary life and realism into the pain, the hopes, the white lies, the tears, the smiles, and the anger of contemporary female subjects subjected to a phallically-structured societal system. Highly recommended.
Not Quite Dead Yet (2020) Review
While Not Quite Dead Yet is about the importance of communication and about assuming a desire as subject, Hamasaki’s narrative delivers its message in manner that is, when all is said and done, not alive enough.
Blue Hour (2019) review [Japannual 2019]
“With her impressive and touching debut, Yuko Hakota reveals herself as one very promising director. “