Vision Reviews

December 1, 2019
I think "Vision" had all the elements of becoming a naturalistic, art-house romantic story, but Kawase did not manage to restrict the pretentiousness quite frequently appearing in her works, at least not in the degree she did it for "Radiance"
March 1, 2019
If you frequently immerse yourself in Japanese cinema, the chances are that you will love this film. If it's still exotic to you, be prepared to merely admire it.
December 28, 2018
The artifice of the story ends up flooding the story in the name of a complex spirituality. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 28, 2018
One of Naomi Kawase's most enigmatic films and a work rich in details. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 28, 2018
[Director Naomi] Kawase returns to her metaphysical forests, but very confused. [Full review in Spanish]
October 25, 2018
It's like a great episode of Wild Japan on the National Geographic channel with almost no animals.
October 2, 2018
Kawase's conviction in executing this narrative, combined with Binoche's communicative facial expressivity maintain a hold on their audience, convincing them to remain in cinematic disorientation for a little bit longer.
September 27, 2018
The result is a cocktail that borders on the most naïve kitsch... without even Naomi Kawase herself being able to convey the feeling of knowing what really want to tell. [Full review in Spanish]
Top Critic
September 27, 2018
The final result is a mixed hessian bag of Kawase's best and worst creative impulses; still, buoyed by Binoche's ever-disarming presence, it should be her most widely distributed work to date.
September 25, 2018
The soporific pace and twee quasi-environmentalist, semi-mystical guff about life cycles and dreams foretold will annoy some viewers.
September 13, 2018
Despite the presence of an international superstar (Juliette Binoche) for the first time in Naomi Kawase's filmography, Vision will not convert anyone to the Kawase cause.