Moonlight Shadow hit Japanese theaters on Friday 10, it entered the box-office Top 20 as soon as Monday 13, which is a decent perf as it was a limited release with less than 100 theaters all over Japan.
Not surprisingly opinions are split. On the one hand you have mainstream sites such as Eiga.com or Yahoo where viewers write mixed reviews, on the other hand movie lovers from Film Marks give the film much higher rankings.
Legendary director Shunji Iwai sent the Moolight Shadow team and director words of praise in his own style: “The shadow cast by the moon is light. The things we see, the things we don’t, the sounds that are audible or not. The motions that can correspond, the emotions that connect like a chain. The story goes so tender and mysterious, as if you draw whole notes on the empty score. As you watch this film, you must feel like you get a unique day.”
Meanwhile, lead actors Nana Komatsu and Hio Miyazawa are still busy promoting the film. New article and interview for Fuji TV View, with a focus on food :). Cinematographer Kong Pahurak also released several on-the-set pictures.
on the set pictures
photos by cinematographer Kong Pahurak