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.

Ring Wandering (2022) review

With his narrative, Kaneko gracefully invites the spectator to question whether he has not forgotten the subjective importance of forging inter-subjective bonds.   

The Albino’s Trees (2016) Review

“With nature as as a lingering presence of beauty throughout the narrative, Kaneko’s subtle narrative twist turns the narrative into a subtle deeper meditation for more Omoiyari no aru.”