Close-Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)

Close-Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) Japan (2017) Dir. Naoko Ogigami “I’m a woman. That comes before being a mother.” Not really the most tactful thing to say in front of the daughter you’ve summarily abandoned in favour of a multi-month getaway trip, but this is only partially what we are dealing with … Continue reading Close-Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)

April Fools (Eipuriru fûruzu)

April Fools (Eipuriru fûruzu) Japan (2015) Dir. Junichi Ishikawa I suppose if I had thought about it about more I should have waited a few weeks and watched this film on April 1st (although February 29th is an auspicious date in its own right) but then again some people might have assumed it was a … Continue reading April Fools (Eipuriru fûruzu)