The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

An absolute hidden gem. The story is so simple, but its pure, innocent beauty captivated me. Youth, in its best moments when happiness and bitter sadness blend into what we'll later look back on as precious memories.
The actresses are incredible too, genuine and natural like they aren't acting but actually reliving their high school days.

And the love story! It was executed so perfectly. I've never seen a japanese film portray a lesbian relationship in such a sweet way, especially for the early 90s.

Beautiful, nostalgic slice of life film painted with cherry blossoms and the easy worries of adolescence.