Thursday, July 23, 2020

It Feels Good (2019) Japan Cuts 2020

Kenji returns home for the wedding of his old girlfriend Naoko. She tracks him down and they begin to talk. She proposes and one night stand since her fiance is away. However it's not as simple as sex and old feelings arise as the pair discuss themselves and the world.

This was not high on my must see list and I backed into seeing it accidentally  and I'm glad I did. This is a super little drama that is more than an "erotic" coupling . In fact it is a super examination of the state of the world and the human heart.

That the film works as well as it does is entirely the result of Tasuku Emoto and Kumi Takiuchi who lift the characters up from being characters an make them into people we actually know. Watching them you feel more like we are watching real people rather actors reciting scripted lines.


For access to this or any other film at Japan Cuts go here.

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