“Daihachi Yoshida succeeds in turning Shiota’s interesting story and fascinating world of publishing and bookstores into an engaging and pleasant filmic narrative.”
Tag: Mayu Matsuoka
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.
Theatre: A Love Story (2020) Review
A painful but beautiful narrative about the difficulty to instigate subjective change and the impact such struggle has on relations.
Birthday Wonderland (2019) Review [Fantasia Film Festival]
“A funny and very enjoyable visual experience, for adults as well as for children.”
Blank13 (2017) Review [Japannual 2018]
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.
Shoplifters (2018) review
“A corroboration of the fact that Kore-eda is one of the best directors currently alive.”