The Limit of Sleeping Beauty ★★★★★

Ken Ninomiya delivers a very tight package. A film where every element has its place, without being too direct and obvious on how it all fits together. The presentation is gobsmackingly beautiful, with soundtrack and cinematography constantly feeding off of each other. The acting is superb, the story intriguing and the pacing pretty damn perfect. It's not the easiest film to recommend, especially not to people who prefer the (g)olden days of cinema, but it's a real trip that launches Ninomiya as one of the most promising directors of his generation. This will be a difficult film to follow up, but I can't wait to see him try.

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