PlaguDocta’s review published on Letterboxd:
A regular day (or dream) in Shunji Iwai's life. Tomorrow is her birthday, always. Red umbrella. Post-modernism spaces with trains and drawings. Communicating with the medium itself, film. Hideaki Anno's projected reality of the moving image, repeating rituals are human, and animation is the same as live action. Aching and lonely. Beyond this, however is unknown, but we all know to live and to be lonely is the meaning (to be human). The infinite sadness has a chance to get covered by the sky and the sun. This is a personal and collective fantasy one needs to experience.