“Masayuki’s celebration of cinematic history deeply satisfies the spectator’s desire to see cinema as an experience that can touch our being and the art of the benshi triumph.”
“A great narrative by Kaizo Hayashi that explores, via the structure fiction, the truth of three different affects – responsibility, guilt, and sadness through loss – during and in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.”
“An artfully composed erotic narrative that plays with the well-known psychoanalytic fact that the relational past of subjects impacts the possibility and appearance of sexual attraction between a man and a woman.”
With ‘Malu’, Edmund Yeo proves that he is a master visual poet of the mundane and of the ‘cruel’.
“Nakajima’s movie delivers everything that one expects from an jidai-geki narrative.”
“Those (spectators) that give the narrative a chance will become captivated by its moving evocation of the tension between speech and truth.”
“Nagahisa has earned himself the honour to be considered as one of the most promising directors of Japan today.”