Sasame-yuki (Fine Snow)(Hosone yuki)(The Makioka Sisters) (1983)
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Heads turn as beautiful women in dazzling kimono glide through a cascade of cherry blossoms against a setting sun. Osaka, 1938, and four daughters of an old merchant family face all unknowing the end of a gentler way of life. Adapted from the classic novel by Junichiro Tanizaki - written as Japan burned around him during the War, even as he determined to preserve forever in his art a world he knew already lost - with director Kon Ichikawa (Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, etc., etc.) himself
Dec 30, 1983 Wide
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The Makioka Sisters is a Whartonian work of compassionate nostalgia tinctured with irony.
Ichikawa has always been a difficult director to pin down. His work here seems to inhabit a static, novelistic space, but the final result is personal and elegantly filled out.
Well acted by a strong ensemble, The Makioka Sisters quietly, steadily (and almost imperceptibly as it happens) endears us to these women, investing us in their varied fates. [Blu-ray]
A full-fledged exercise in the sensuality of genetic similarity and different shades of family sensibility.
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