The Beatles’ lyrics “I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me” force Toru (Matsuyama) to reflect back on his life in the 1960s when his friend Kizuki committed suicide and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki’s girlfriend; the two trying to deal with their grief. Rich sound effects, beautiful photography and Radiohead’s score create a lush satisfying aesthetic.


Anh Hung Tran

Japan 2010 133m