Film Review: Moonlight Shadow (2021) by Edmund Yeo

Film Review: Moonlight Shadow (2021) by Edmund Yeo
The first entirely Japanese-language feature of Edmund Yeo is based on a 1988 short story by Banana Yoshimoto, with the idea seeming brilliant in theory, since the style of the two is a rather good fit. Yoshimoto actually praised the movie on her Instagram account, mentioning that it “is a masterpiece of elegance”, and that “the director painstakingly portrayed beautiful parts of Japan’s landscape that even few Japanese can find”. Let us take a more thorough look at the whole endeavor however.

Hitoshi meets Satsuki at night on the banks of a river, after hearing the sound of a small bell. It is love at first sight, and the two fall for each other heads-on. Soon, he introduces her to his brother, Hiiragi, a rather quirky young man who seems to suffer from some kind of narcolepsy and likes to cook for people since he can understand everything about them by the way they eat,
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