An exquisitely shot meditation about the impact change has on society and subjectivity.
“An elegant and touching exploration of arrested mourning, unresolved subjective regrets, and the impact of unfinished business on the deceived or the living subject.”
“Ishii’s narrative meanders a bit too much, but it luckily never outstays its welcome.”
A fabulous and unique romance horror narrative that uncovers the often-forgotten truth that all speaking beings are driven by a desire to be loved/desire to love.
“A powerful subjective statement against the prowling nature of the Japanese police.”
“A truly pleasing ride that sensibly explores the narcissistic dynamic of the image/ego between the subject and the Other/other.”
“Not only the most important movie made by Obayashi but also the most important Japanese movie of the last decade.”
“Ken Ninomiya reconfirms his extra-ordinary talent, proving he is truly one of a kind.”
The likability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko still shines, turning the second part of Tatsuhiko’s narrative, despite being thematically different and not being refreshing at all, into an enjoyable narrative to experience.”
“As the various secrets are slowly revealed, Harmonium vividly reveals how the inability of giving narrative to the trauma keeps a trauma alive and lingering. (…) [A Narrative] that (…) will long linger in the spectators mind”.