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Film Review: Miko Girl 毕竟是巫女 (2018) - Japan

Andrew Chan Alice Hirose Miko Girl Taiki Yamaguchi

Film Review: Miko Girl 毕竟是巫女 (2018) - Japan

Miko Girl 巫女 (2018) - Japan Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) This is a slow-burner coming of age film that shows how a young immature girl grows up and find herself within a Japanese temple as a “Miko Girl”. Director Su-yeon Gu purposely pace the film allowing the characters to slowly get into their roles and translating on screen the evolution and change. What makes the film more enjoyable than it should be, is largely due to the journey that the audience become invested in and by the end of the film the characters grew and...

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