“A great dystopian narrative that clearly gives expression the director’s fear of certain right-wing tendencies that linger within Japanese society.”
“A beautiful film that elegantly explores the role the imaginary plays in marital failure as well as in the beginning of a new romantic bond.”
“A beautiful socially-engaged narrative that explores the very fact that, by being grasped within the societal network of relations, one cannot but influence the other and become influenced by the other’s speech and acts.”
“One of the most emotionally powerful coming-of-age narratives of this year.”
“Zeze movingly reveals that the ground for true revolution should be love and its goal the realization of that place where a woman can realize her agency as subject.”
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.
“The very boldness by which Nagayama decided to let the seemingly nonsensical derail the ordinary struggle of a man has to be applauded.”
“A great narrative (…) that proves Takuya Fukushima’s talent to craft refreshing narratives and to compose beautiful imagery.”