Saturday, July 25, 2020
Japan Cuts Capsule reviews MY IDENTITY and MY SWEET GRAPPA REMEDIES
Half Chinese half Japanese teenage Rei is bullied both at home and at school. Running away she meets Aoi who is being harassed at work. The pair then run off to the country and hide out in an abandoned inn where they make safe place for each other.
Running just over an hour MY IDENTITY moves like the wind. It is a lovely coming of age tale that connects to you heart strings, though I suspect that it will become a big favorite for the women who see it. Recommended.
MY SWEET GRAPPA REMEDIES
Forty something Yoshiko records her thoughts in her diary which we hear as a constant voice over, She ponders her life and the things she has done and missed out. Is there more to life for her?
Well made and well told tale didn't connect to me.This is not because the film is bad rather this is a film that seems to be unconnected to my life. While I could appreciate the film on many levels it didn't speak to me emotionally.
That said there is enough here that I did like it on its own terms, which makes it a film I can recommend to anyone who is interested in seeing it.
To see either of this films or any of the other films playing Japan Cuts go here.