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Cinematographer captures a visual beauty, from the natural to the artistic, that illuminates moods while dazzling the eye… The film is the best thing that Hashiguchi has done
THE JAPAN TIMES
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The limpid cinematography has the fluidity of water colors, connecting changing moods like a ride through the tunnel into the emerging light
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
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A wise and deliciously witty film…Hashiguchi gets right to the heart of what it takes for two people to nurture each other and hold it all together
THE LONDON TIMES
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Though we’ve never really thought about it before, All Around Us shows us it’s possible to make an epic film about family without resorting to the blustery tales of intrigue or betrayal within dynasties that American epics tend toward…warmth and wittiness pervades the film and is very much its charm.
THE TORONTOIST

Funny and bittersweet but with a heavy heart…the actors’ quiet chemistry makes their growth as a couple honest, harrowing and frequently fun to watch….Hashiguchi makes room for acute observations on what it means to mourn.
NOW MAGAZINE

A well-drawn portrait of earned intimacy, forgiveness and healing…proves a charismatic and subtly expressive lead in (Hashiguchi’s) major film debut.
EYE WEEKLY

Soul-stirring… It offers optimism as precious and fragile as the human bonds it depicts.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Viewers will find themselves rewarded
VARIETY

The director has an eye and ear for how tensions reign in an enclosed space…Hashiguchi’s film tells its story gently. Lily Franky’s soft features and imperturbable demeanour make him perfect as the ordinary man swept back and forth by circumstances out of his control…Raucous in its comedy and painstaking in its exploration of economic and psychological loss, All Around Us is a film of rare sensitivity
SCREEN DAILY

In its honest depiction of a marriage it proves that a fantastic film can be powered just as easily by that everyday and enduring lower case love as it can by its more flashy counterpart.
TORONTO J-FILM POW-WOW

By its close attention paid to the emotions of its characters as much as to the storyline, the film moves us by its realistic optimism and extreme frankness. A film of a subtle maturity and of great depth, it carries the message of hope and confidence in the other when faced with social disturbances. Hashiguchi delivers his most ambitious and beautiful film: a true lesson on life as well as of cinema.
SANCHO

Hashiguchi has made his best film to date and displays an immense amount of talent.
LUNAPARK 6¨
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An incredibly intimate portrait of a marriage set against the backdrop of public scandal. It’s nice to see a relationship movie handled in such a mature way for once….Ryosuke Hashiguchi once again proves he has a firm grasp on the human condition; here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait another 7 years for his next film.
NIPPON CINEMA
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