“Matsui delivers another masterpiece that will long linger in the spectator’s mind.”
“A great narrative that succeeds in exploring the very way that imaginary injuries and resentments erode family bonds, by causing a subjective blindness for the suffering of the other.”
Imaizumi’s narrative littered with a multitude of beautifully nuanced moments of natural relation poetry.
“A touching exploration of how un-recruited love eventually scars subjectivity.”
(A narrative that movingly) reveals the productive as well as the destructive effects a certain fantasmatic solution to the enigma of female desire can have.
“While Ugana understands the power of cinematography and brings interesting ideas on the table, he has not yet found the way to bring his vision in a way that touches the spectator.”