Kch teien (Hanging Garden)
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Kch teien (Hanging Garden)
A seemingly normal family turns out to be a hotbed of neuroses in this disquieting drama from Japanese filmmaker Toshiaki Toyoda. The Kyobashis are a cheery and open-minded household where no topic of conversation is considered off-limits for their children, as evidenced one morning when teenage daughter Mana (Anne Suzuki) asks her parents about the details of her conception over breakfast. When Mana learns she was the result of an assignation at an "adults only" hotel in a seedy part of town, she begins hanging out there, sometime picking up men and sometimes simply soaking up the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Another unpredictable left turn in story and stylistic terrain for helmer Toshiaki Toyoda."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"An absolute treat... stellar sound design... Hanging Garden rests in a compelling balance between frank cynicism and black magic realism."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Premiere Magazine
"Toyoda's film is an exploration of the problems that plague a modern Japanese family, giving us a unique view that can be appreciated by those both within and outside of the filmmaker's culture."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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