Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
First screened in August 2014
Director: Isabel Coixet. Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Sergi López, Takeo Nakahara, Manabu Oshio, Hideo Sakaki, voice of Min Tanaka. Screenplay: Isabel Coixet. Twitter Capsule:
Heavy formal self-consciousness, signaled by title, weighs down more scenes than it animates. Belabored.
Self-conscious sound design, self-conscious cultural mixing, self-consciously "daring" sexuality. Better film might decide what to flaunt, but at least it pushes at all.