Posts Tagged ‘Quirky’

DVD Review: Mitsuko Delivers – A Film By Yuya Ishii

May 22, 2012 4 comments

Oddly quirky, fun and at times nonchalant!

Mitsuko (Naka Riisa) is a helpful and kind woman who will always do her level best to look after family and friends alike, yet who doesn’t seem to get an easy run in life. Through her life experiences she ends up meeting an American male with the intention of helping him out too, but it gets more complicated than that. She finds herself falling in love with him, and has a short relationship with him, which has her moving to California. Their relationship doesn’t quite work out the way she wanted it to, and he leaves her while she Read more…

DVD Review: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (2005) – A Film By Miki Satoshi

March 20, 2012 9 comments

Original Title:  Kame wa igia to hayaku oyogu

A quirky breeze of a film, director Miki Satoshi cements his reputation with a style of film he likes to make: Random skits, oddball characters and comedy mixed in with his take on the ordinary which draws heavily on Japanese kitsch.

Suzume Katagura (Juri Ueno) is a bored young housewife left home alone by her husband who is abroad on business. He rings once a day only to ask Suzume if she has fed his turtle. Her best friend is Kiyaku Ogitani (Yu Aoi), a free spirited young woman who lives in a Read more…