Favorite films

  • Positano
  • Chocolate
  • The sun which shone like a pearl
  • Angel's Body Temperature

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  • Kaze wa Fukudarou

  • Shiki-Jitsu (At some point in my hometown)

  • Solitude Ability

  • Rabbit on the Moon

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  • Taste of Emptiness

    Taste of Emptiness

    i don't want anything from you.
    you can be anybody, however, whenever,
    i just want you to be alive.

    a sorrowful film of a girl coping with an eating disorder,
    where she has to deal with the struggle of going through
    her illness alone. this work delicately illustrates how a
    sensitive adolescent girl begins to feel the anxiety and
    emptiness that comes from the suffocation of the distance
    from her family and friends. you can see that she wants
    to…

  • Looking for an Angel

    Looking for an Angel

    i lost everything i cared for.
    it's always been like that.

    innovatively shot with rough and out-of-focus images,
    dreamy nightly colors, and residual flashback footage;
    intertwined with repressed identity, indelible anxiety, and
    pain. this film has minimal imagery, which i kind of adore
    because you can focus on the reality of the narrative and
    its charm, the friendship, and the heartbreaking plea for
    gentleness. the final scene is one of my favorite moments
    throughout the film, it's haunting, and it…

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  • The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    spitting blood
    clears up reality
    and dream alike.

    this film is presented poetically with the delicate
    composition of imagery, the calm and gloomy tone, and
    the fragmented narrative that depicts the quiet life of the
    ordinary farmers, the reproduction of rural style, and the
    daily lives of an average family. the black screen and
    ambient sound were there, so we could feel the authentic
    atmosphere of the time and place every time the season
    changed, and i admired that. it's…

  • PYRAMID: Kaleidoscope Memories of Destruction

    PYRAMID: Kaleidoscope Memories of Destruction

    on the night of bones, a red spider
    lily contemplates it's loneliness.

    a unique and poetic documentary that displays the
    relationship between the history of chichibu and mount
    buko, folk beliefs, gods, destruction, and the national
    beliefs that remain in the region. the entirety of the film
    is utterly dreamy and beautifully shot in 8mm. i could
    never get enough of this film because it was mesmerizing
    in many ways because of the imagery, lively colors,
    dialogue, song lyrics, and unforgettable music.

    a film that i never want to forget, and i hope it remains
    with me for a long time.