Fukada offers plenty of comical moments, a myriad of pleasing musical sequences, and endearing romantic segments but fails to deliver the emotional powerful moment the narrative needed.
“An effective warning against further relying on nuclear energy alone to power the country.”
“A very entertaining narrative dealing with the birth of desire and exploring the importance of assuming a symbolic place from where one can desire and speak.”
A narrative that succeeds in sensibly highlighting the often forgotten importance of the funeral as symbolic event and the possibility to appreciate the human being beyond his failure as symbolic father.
“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.”