"memories of matsuko" also called "kiraware matsuko no issho" directed by tetsuya nakashima. nakashima also directed the more popular "kamikaze girls". love this film so much! ! ! ! i can almost cry watching this but nakashima's style keeps me from doing so..no matter how deepheavy the matter is , he makes things so animated and comical. i really hate it when i get so attached to characters in film and books.. and then the worst happens to them. i guess it's a measure on how succesful the film is. mmm.. this girl, matsuko,..probably a lot of people can relate to her. she just didn't want to be alone.