“This might be the purest idol-film Obayashi made and the clearest example of how Kadokawa wanted to exploit the audio-visual medium.”
A heart-warming sci-fi flick that dazzles the spectator with its expressive and colourful effects.
Obayashi ensures that this narrative, after so many years, still succeeds in captivating and mesmerize the spectator.
“While there are many Japanese films to discover at the festival – even for us, we can already provide eight recommendations for this year’s festival.”
“We introduce our recommendations for this year’s Japan Cuts, including Labyrinth of Cinema (2019), Murders of Oiso (2019), Extro (2020), Roar (2019), and Shell and Joint (2019).”
“A loving ode to filmmaking that underscores that without extras, there would be no stars to shine.”
“With the online festival already in full swing, we gladly introduce our readers to nine movies we recommend.”
“He had but one cause: to achieve world peace with the power of the cinematographical narrative.”
“Not only the most important movie made by Obayashi but also the most important Japanese movie of the last decade.”
Introduction A new Fantasia fest is upon is – one of the main events of the summer. By way of introduction, we want to share four movies Japanese that, if you’re able to go to the festival, should be on your to-watch list. Of course there are also other high-profile Japanese movies to see:https://fantasiafestival.com/en/program/movies?countryId=51761. And,…
“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.”
“One of the most creative and figurative ghost narratives ever made, that also turns out to be one of the most pure and disturbing confrontations with the uncanny (…). A classic that will long linger in one’s mind.”