Asako I & II
First screened in November 2019
Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. Cast: Erika Karata, Masahiro Higashide, Sairi Itô, Rio Yamashita, Daichi Watanabe, Kôji Seto, Kôji Nakamoto, Misako Tanaka. Screenplay: Tomoka Shibasaki, Sachiko Tanaka, and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi.

Twitter Capsule: Cannes competition? Bit generous. But I loved the serene images and tone in relation to stark behavior. Good build.

VOR:   I had more questions on this score until the hard-won mixture of romanticism and cynicism that emerges near the end. Suspect this will grow on me.



Photo © 2018 Bitters End/Elephant House/Nagoya
Broadcasting Network, © 2019 Grasshopper Film

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


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