“Matsui delivers another masterpiece that will long linger in the spectator’s mind.”
“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 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.
“Ninagawa’s representation of the final years of Dazai’s life is an enjoyable experience.”
“A touching exploration of how un-recruited love eventually scars subjectivity.”
“Ken Ninomiya reconfirms his extra-ordinary talent, proving he is truly one of a kind.”
“A mesmerizing and touching approach to the radical difficulty to integrate the death of a loved-one in one’s subjectivity.”