that was a ride.
Ah, what a payoff! Hungry Soul had promise and beauty, but felt like tentative early steps to this narrative. Indeed, in part two here it all unfolds in impressive and ultimately unexpected ways, with a satisfying conclusion. This feels like a film that would be more widely recognized as a relative epic if it had been released as one complete work. After working through a number of Kawashima's films, I can say that they always feature great soundtracks, and the…