A beautiful summer day. A garden. A terrace. A woman and a man sit at a table beneath the trees, with a soft summer wind. In the distance, in the vast plain, the silhouette of Paris. A ... See full summary »
Massimo's idyllic childhood is shattered by the death of his mother. Years later, he is forced to relive his traumatic past and compassionate doctor Elisa could help him open up and confront his childhood wounds.
When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life. Their confrontation will uncover buried ... See full summary »
In 1950's France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.
Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.
I recently viewed this movie at TIFF. Needless to say, high expectations considering the director's resume. It was an sour experience with a sweet taste. The movie offered plenty of artistic elements and post modernism perspectives but failed to offer well defined characters hence an anthology of abstract confusion and a rather ambiguous soul searching trip. The drama around loss and love is stolen by a personal trip of redefining, ambiguous and not well portrayed. I suspect the lack of experience of an otherwise promising screenwriter. A plus given by the music and art director. And that's all... A good book poorly translated in a movie. It is however first time when I can say that I am happy to have spend money on a movie that I did not like.
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