Hirokazu Kore-eda

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Re: Hirokazu Kore-eda

#276 Post by zedz » Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:49 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:24 pm
One more episode to go on Makanai. A very pleasant series that might be a bit confined by manga-imposed plotting beyond Kore'eda's control.
Agreed, the constraints of the originating format are apparent, but this is a very charming production, and has a formal sophistication that distinguishes it from its streaming brethren. For instance, there's often an overlapping, Altmanesque bustle to crowded scenes, but there are also 'empty' contemplative sequences of focussed performance (dance, cooking), and frequent elision of conventionally dramatic scenes.

It's also a great Kyoto film. if you know the city reasonably well you can recognize many of the locations (e.g. Nishiki Market, the Shirakawa River, the south side of Kyoto Station) and understand the paths characters are taking through the city.

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Re: Hirokazu Kore-eda

#277 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:07 pm

zedz wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:49 pm
It's also a great Kyoto film.
It makes my wife and I feel very nostalgic... We want to go back.

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