Koi Suru Kiseichu
2021 / 100m - Japan
Parasite in Love poster


March 03, 2023


A remarkable mix of romance and wayward genre elements. In essence, Parasite in Love is a somewhat typical Japanese romance, but the original setup, the stylish cinematography, a very good score, and two strong leads make it into something more. Director Kakimoto did well to insert a strong personal signature, as it's a pretty crowded niche. His bold choices paid off, and while there is still some room for improvement, it's one of the better films in the genre I've seen in quite a while. A happy and welcome little surprise.