Watched the 4K restoration from Criterion. This film is just beautiful. Set and costume design is immaculate too.
I think my impression of this film has grown slightly since my first viewing. Will be excited to revisit it again in the near future.
This marks my 8th 5-star Kurosawa feature.... So obviously I'm in a too deep love affair with his work.. But God, if it didn't just grow 10 times deeper after watching this.
Why did I not know about this film?! Why have only 678 people logged it on letterboxd? Why are the majority of the reviews so middling?
This is surely a prime example of the subjectivity of film. My mind wandered in the film, but always to memories, moments,…