Japan Cuts XV Review: Soushi Matsumoto’s IT’S A SUMMER FILM Celebrates The Dauntless Spirit Of A Timeless Art

There’s a certain exuberance with stories about aspiring artists in pursuit of goals greater than themselves, reaching epiphanies that ultimately transform them in the process through some measure of joy and immense pain. It’s all about the growth, normally, and this – particularly with a dash of romance, chanbara and sci-fi – especially coincides with Soushi Matsumoto’s new film, It’s A Summer Film!.