amy’s review published on Letterboxd:
[posted on Oct 1st 2016]
It’s been 15 years to the date (almost) since Shunji Iwai’s ode to disengaged youths that searched for meaningful connection in online forums. Since then? Iwai actually cemented his reputation as one of the most interesting filmmakers of his time, and launched -sorta- the careers of Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Oshinari and Yu Aoi; as well as introducing the music of Salyu alongside producer Takeshi Kobayashi, to create magic straight from The Ether.
Full review on YAM Magazine.