Mary Poppins Returns
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Each character moves and speaks differently, shining with the complex inner life of a real person with real needs, real memories, real thoughts.
The tale is told in contemplative wide-angle shots; the absence of any spurious, unearned intimacy with the characters makes the climactic scenes profoundly moving.
The film, which was made with only natural light, draws the viewer into its spiritual mood with one breathtaking shot after another, as the camera draws back to contemplate Yumiko from afar.
Nothing is casual and nothing is wasted in Maborosi.
Maborosi is one of those valuable films where you have to actively place yourself in the character's mind. There are times when we do not know what she is thinking, but we are inspired with an active sympathy.
Maborosi is a worthwhile movie experience not because it ventures into virgin territory, but because its presentation is so precise and unique.
A pure pleasure to watch.
[Hirokazu's] also one of the most empathetic filmmakers, softly guiding viewers through his meditations on life and death.
Widow tries to find out why her husband killed himself. Slow-paced but moving Japanese drama.
The film uses natural lighting exclusively, eschewing staged settings as often as possible and keeping some nighttime scenes entirely in the dark, an eerie mirror to Yumiko's wounded heart.
A superior film.
Though the audience always remains at a distance, both physical and emotional, from Yumiko, her sense of loss and her inner journey are made vivid by purely filmic means.
I knew nothing about this film before I watched it (rare in itself) and not a whole heap more after it had finished. I don't speak Japanese, so even the title gave nothing away. It's a slow film, a mood piece I guess about the aftermath of a young woman and her child's lives after her partner commits suicide.. Not a lot happens but its very lovely to look at and watchable in a subtle kind of way.
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