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Still The Water Review

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Sixteen-year-old Kaito (Nijirô Murakami) and his girlfriend Kyoko (Jun Yoshinaga) living on a beautiful Japanese island, must face their journey into adulthood through traumas around them.

★★★★★

Intriguing ideas and beautiful images abound in this tale of first love, parental legacy and the natural and spiritual realms. But early scenes of shocking violence give way to a blend of twee philosophising and gauche symbolism.

While beautiful, early scenes of shocking violence give way to philosophising and gauche symbolism.

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