“Yes, Zeze delivers a rather straightforward romance narrative with Tapestry, but, in contrast to many other Japanese romance films, he succeeds to genuinely move the spectator.”
Tag: Nana Komatsu
Talks with directors: Edmund Yeo
We interview Edmund Yeo, the director of one the most pleasant romance narratives of this year.
Parasites In Love (2021) review
“One of the most original romance narratives of the year.”
Moonlight Shadow (2021) review
“One of the most touching explorations of the inability to mourn and what can enable the subject to embark on the journey of saying goodbye.”
Farewell song (2019) review
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.
Closed Ward/Family of Strangers (2019) review
While ‘Family of Strangers’ runs the risk of corroborating prejudices, Hirayama’s narrative also has the potential to make spectators think about the socially embedded nature of mental suffering,
Sakura (2020) review [Japannual 2020]
“A great narrative that does not only show that family happiness is but a semblance – behind the smiles hides pain and sadness – but also the very fact that the subject can only grasp his present subjective state by narrativizing (and, in many cases idealize) his past.”
It comes (2018) review
“A wonderful exploration of dysfunctional familial bonds and the destructive impact narcissism has on human relations.”
Samurai Marathon (2019) review
“A somewhat atypically packaged jidai-geki, that provides everything one should expect of a contemporary mainstream jidai-geki.”
Destruction Babies (2016) review
“A wonderful but slightly disturbing confrontation with violent enjoyment.”
Drowning Love (2016) review
Despite the obvious romanticism, a sincere and believable account of a first love.
Kawaki/World of Kanako (2014) Review
“A very engaging, subversive exploration into the various effects this irrational real can have on speaking subjects.”