Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 225: Wed Dec 29

Moving (Sōmai, 1993): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.35pm

This film (also being screened on December 18th) is part of the Japan season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details here.

BFI introduction:
Director Sômai, who died (aged 53) in 2001, was one of the most distinguished Japanese filmmakers of the 1980s and 90s. This understated, thoughtfully compelling and very touching film, about a troubled 11-year-old girl trying to come to terms with her parents' separation, expertly maintains the tradition of family drama in which directors like Ozu and Shimizu once specialised.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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