Author’s note: I have forgone the usual reviewing format to write a more personal piece. I saw it as simply the only way to come to terms with the experience I had with Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) when I watched it for the first time. Therefore, although there will be some critical […]
Rohmer’s Golden Lion winning film is the pinnacle of the director’s personal style, a quietly profound travelogue dedicated to anyone who has struggled with the immense pressure to make something of this life.
With over fifty films in his canon (and, to much confusion, similarly titled) delving into the director dubbed “too Japanese” for the world can be a daunting task. Ozu has long since been regarded as the most prolific of Asian directors and his work has been discussed by scholars and fans alike.