“It is not love-story in the traditional sense of the word, but a wonderful and moving psychological study of the concept of meeting, a sort of meeting that might change each subject involved forever.”
Nobuhiro Yamashita is already a well established name in the Japanese cinematographical field. People may know him from the highly entertaining Linda Linda Linda (2005), A gentle Breeze in the village (2006) and The Matsugane Potshot Affair (2007), for which he won the award for Best Director at the 32nd Hochi Film Award, and the Midnight Diner drama series – the first season can be watched on Netflix.
“Yureru proves to be a very intimate emotive meditation on the mendacity of identity and the subjectivity in experiencing reality. It is a sublime meditation we recommend to everyone.”
In 2006 Miwa Nishikawa released her second feature film Yureru.As her first feature film, Wild Berries (2003), for which Kore-eda was the producer, garnished many awards, like the Best New Director award at the 2004 Yokohama Film Festival and the 13th Japanese Professional Movie Awards, expectations were very high. With Yureru (2006), which won 4 awards at the Yokohama Film Festival, and Dear Doctor (2009),Nishikawa confirmed her status as a big talent in the industry.
“Kawaki concerns that aspect that drives us (…) as well as how (…) something real, trauma, affects the speaking being. It (…) shows vividly the most irrational aspect present in this world and in speaking beings.”