The Whispering Star (Hiso hiso boshi)

2015

The Whispering Star (Hiso hiso boshi)

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An interstellar delivery robot-woman (Megumi Kagurazaka) travels the galaxy distributing packages to various human beings, and muses on the meaning of life in this haunting sci-fi drama from Japanese auteur Sion Sono.

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  • This is the film few could have imagined Sion Sono had in him: Stanley Kubrick meets Andrei Tarkovsky by way of Chantal Akerman's fascination with temporality and gendered ritual.

    Aug 25, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
  • Shot in monochrome to suggest the dreary drudgery of Yoko's existence... and with all its lines spoken in subdued tones..., The Whispering Star gently parcels out its messages about memory, loss, longing and loneliness over a leisurely duration.

    Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Alas, while the visions of Fukushima and its wandering souls are undeniably haunting, one can't help but feel that The Whispering Star remains a sketch, its slow-drip seriality better suited to an installation than a feature film.

    Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Though its scanty narrative and creeping pace hindered my engagement with the film, The Whispering Star is a well-crafted addition to Sono's oeuvre.

    Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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