Friday, July 21, 2017
In brief: West North West (2017) Japan Cuts 2017
Slow burn drama is in some ways less a romance than an examination of people simply trying to find out where they are going or where they belong. It is a film of uncommon weight where we feel that the actresses are deeply invested in their characters.
While I liked the film a great deal I find I have very little to say about it. This is not because it isn't a good film, it is one of the best films at Japan Cuts 2017, rather it was more that stayed with me more as a felling rather than as something I can explain. I love the film and recommend if you want to see a solid and deeply moving drama.