Directed by Ari Folman
Written by Ari Folman from Stanislaw Lem
Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Danny Huston
A Capsule Review
This latest film, Garden Of Words, from visionary animator Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres Per Second) is above all else, gorgeous to look at. Dubbed ‘eye porn’ by some, it is hard deny the quality of the imagery on display, and Shinkai’s use of all of the elements in a scene will not be new to fans of his back catalogue. Writing and Direction credits are applied to Shinkai here and it is very clear that he is indeed fostering a continued, now familiar artistic thread throughout all of his work.
It’s not new, I know. But you know that feeling when you’re faced with doing something you really would rather not, as although it’s only ninety minutes of your life sitting in front of a screen putting popcorn, pepsi and hotdogs in your face, it still just seems too damned hard?
Well, I offer you Exhibit A…