Still the water and the function of speech

Introduction

In this rather short article I wanted to talk about how my critique of Still the water can illustrate an important aspect of psychoanalysis. In this way I want to underline why I think Naomi Kawase’s Still the water is not (or fails to be) a cinematographically narrative concerning romance. In other words, if Naomi Kawase’s goal was to present the viewer with a story about a beginning romance, the staging of one particular character, Kaito, problematizes the realization of this intention.

Continue reading