Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

An inspired piece of work
FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

Kitano retains a marvellous eye and a flair for slapstick and action
THE GUARDIAN

Biting and often very funny depiction of the artist as a madman… He keeps it all interesting with much black humor and makes his point clearly that, like beauty, art is in the eye of the beholder… an enjoyable, if in the end sentimental, portrait of a man consumed with and driven mad by his passion for art.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

A rondo of comic sketches
VARIETY

Glorious symphony of colours… wicked sense of humour in each character… superb camera work and a striking collection of Kitano’s own paintings… smooth staging, trademark Kitano deadpan acting and cruel streak of irony.
SCREEN DAILY

Achilles and the Tortoise is a quiet, meditative bit of work from Kitano, the humor – it is frequently very funny – drawing more quiet smiles than outright laughs. It is elegantly constructed and well acted.
TWITCH

Beautiful and memorable
THE TELEGRAPH

Takeshi Kitano highlights the great lengths artists go to create their art
CBS NEWS

Kitano confronts the fundamental question of what art really is
THE ARAB TIMES

Charming
BBC

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