Beautifully evokes how women become victim of the traditional patriarchal elite and how subjective happiness is not found in the mere acceptance of one’s own exploitation
A truly moving narrative that explores, in a very nuanced but detailed way, the difficulty for subjects to meet the Other, the beloved Other, as subject.
“Ken Ninomiya reconfirms his extra-ordinary talent, proving he is truly one of a kind.”
“Hiraishi beautifully and touchingly evokes that cinema can always fails one’s subjective struggle. “
“As life is evoked as fleeting, moments of happiness quickly passing by, why invest in war, as peace is so much more beautiful and rewarding. This, and nothing else, is the powerful moving message of Hanagatami.”