Wandafuru raifu (1998)
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Japanese film about people making films of special moments they want to bring to the after life with them. Slow and quiet, this is a very special experience that borders on the documentary at times.
with very unusual plot.
Great premise, performances and ideas woven into it. Unfortunately I felt the second hour really failed to build on the first. It got a little sidetracked and the characters we had got to know disappeared without any kind of pay-off. I still enjoyed it and found it powerful, but I don't think it fully realised its potential. I absolutely love Maborosi, Kore-eda's film prior to this one.
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This movie ranks #9 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #55 in iCheckMovies's 1990s Top 100
This movie ranks #75 in Arts & Faith's Top 100 Films
This movie ranks #141 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #232 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #236 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
This movie ranks #340 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #503 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #1326 in The Criterion Collection