Thursday, July 14, 2016
In brief:Nagasaki:Memories of My Son (2015) Japan Cuts 2016
Earnest and heartfelt movie strives very hard to be a grand message picture that is about something important. It the kind of important films that Hollywood used to turn out in the late 1950;'s and early 1960's. It's little wonder that the film has walked away with a boat load of awards.
While I like the film a great deal, even to the point of being moved by the ending I knew was coming, I did find it's 130 minutes of talk a bit much in the context of a motion picture. While not intended to be a stage play, the film very much feels like one since the film is little more than long conversations between the characters. This is not a knock against the film, rather more an attempt to illustrate that what is a very good story on the cinema screen would make a most excellent story on the stage.
If you like dramas of the sort they don't do any more grab yourself a ticket and go.
For tickets and more information go here.