Kasumi Arimura in a still from Fortuna’s Eye (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Takahiro Miki.

Fortuna’s Eye film review: Kasumi Arimura, Ryunosuke Kamiki play star-crossed lovers in fantasy romance weepie

  • This tale of a young man who knows when people are going to die has great potential
  • However, as the plot unfolds, it turns out as predictable as it is tedious
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Kasumi Arimura in a still from Fortuna’s Eye (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Takahiro Miki.
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Takumi Kitamura (left) and Mei Nagano in a still from You Shine in the Moonlight (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Sho Tsutikawa.

You Shine in the Moonlight film review: Takumi Kitamura, Mei Nagano in tender terminal romance

  • A schoolgirl confined to a clinic with a strange disease tasks a classmate with completing a bucket list of her unfulfilled wishes, and they fall in love
  • The film’s message that we should never give up no matter how depressing our situation may resonate with audiences in the current climate
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Takumi Kitamura (left) and Mei Nagano in a still from You Shine in the Moonlight (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Sho Tsutikawa.
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