JAPANESE GIRLS NEVER DIE Delivers a Funky Feminist Fairytale (Fantasia Review)

Blending magic realism, pop art moxie, and humane storytelling, director Daigo Matsui delivers a dreamy feminist critique of modern Japanese culture with the Fantasia International Film Festival selection Japanese Girls Never Die.

Based on a 2013 novel by Mariko Yamauchi called Haruko Azumi is Missing, Japanese Girls Never Die follows two simultaneously told stories of young women doomed to heartbreak. At 27, demure office worker Haruko (Yû Aoi) is on the brink of being considered a...

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