Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tokyo Sonata


I liked it.

Or did I?

The winner of 11 awards from 8 different film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, the Chicago International Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize and two Best Director awards for Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

I suspect that there was a fair amount that just culturally doesn't translate. I spent a fair amount of time trying to decipher what was cultural dissonance and what was filmmaker's license.

The movie was methodically paced which some audience members didn't appreciate, judging by their comments as we were filing out.

No question that it's an art house film. Full of angst, symbolism, repetitive imagery . . .

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