Ryūsuke Hamaguchi brings a gentle warmth to this ingenious collection of three stories united by themes of fate and mystery.
(…) This trio of stories is elegant and amusing, with a delicacy of touch and real imaginative warmth. The narratives saunter along lightly but fundamentally seriously, asking us to consider how the paths we take in life – the wrong turnings, the right turnings – can be governed by the merest chance. It’s a really pleasurable and invigorating experience.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
What draws (Hamaguchi) to shorts is their incompleteness, and their ability to give viewers a tantalizing slice of life.
“Characters in a short story appear more realistic, because you only glimpse a small facet of them. This seems normal because in fact we don’t know other people’s lives that well — we only ever peek at other people’s lives.”
Rebecca Davies, Variety
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