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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Linda's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    maybe not for everybody. very sensitive, melancholic film with scenes that show other sides of Tokyo. Beautiful shots of Mt. Fuji in the end. I love this movie

  2. msmichel's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    A touching and moving film from director Dorrie that grasps the bond of marriage and traces the journey of a man who after her death realizes he kept her from realizing her dreams and thus travels to Japan to achieve them somewhat before reuniting with her. Splendid performance by Elmar Wepper anchors the muted emotions lying underneath and brings the script to life. Perhaps Dorrie's best.

  3. Bekir Tonga's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

  4. clarud@hotmail.com's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    So down-to-earth touching, funny, awkward and beautiful at the same time. There is a lack of a sense of typical cinematographic timing that allows for a natural deployment of the story and completely takes you into the film.

  5. Bianca P's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    The characters stay stereotypes, I missed the emotional depth that the storyline suggested. Boring, predictable and slow.

  6. Richard Doyle's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    A recent German widower travels to Japan to fulfill some of his wives unrealized dreams. In the process, he becomes closer to the woman he realizes he did not know very well. Kind of a homage to Ozu, though not really anywhere near his league. Still, this is a rewarding film with some really wonderful, subtle characters and a fair number of pleasing plot surprises.

  7. Cichlisuite's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    3.75 Not without flaws and some improbably plot points but the accuracy of the family dynamics and the touching nature of the ideas that it explores makes this worth a viewing if you appreciate contemplative cinema. Ozu comparisons might be overstating it but it remains a good film despite it's rather unappealing look (being shot on video - such a shame for such beautiful locations) and generally poor camera work.

  8. Emil's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    What is truly fascinating is how culturally transferable Yasujiro ozu's Tokyo Story is. This is almost the documentary imitation.

  9. Squashua's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    The first ten minutes of Up but if it kept to the harsh truths of reality, without balloons or a boyscout or a talking dog. Intensely reflective, poignant and tragically whimsical in its search for hope and lost hearts in an uncertain future and a land without letters. Wonderful.

  10. Kevin's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Surprisingly touching. Great performances really give the story of middle age, mortality and culture shock a lot of emotional heft. For fans of Lost in Translation, Le Quattro Volte.

  11. lostlevel's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    I wasn't expecting to be moved so profoundly, the story is perhaps simple but some of slight the nuances in the performances brought depth and emotion. The soundtrack; well utilised, was an added bonus.

  12. Hung Nguyen's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    The movie is not "unconventional" or "deep" as many have reviewed. It is a bad combination of Tokyo Story (Ozu 1953), Ikiru (Kuros4awa 1952) and Lost in Translation (Coppola 2003) and some weird taste of the director on contemporary Japanese/ Tokyo culture. This is the first disappointment in Mubi selection I've seen so far. Sorry guys!

  13. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Unconventional & beautiful film!

  14. raggiodisole's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Touching portrait of a man searching for peace

  15. DrFirestone's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    A beautiful, beautiful film... It's filled with melancholy, loneliness we often face at some point in our lives. It deals with the paradoxes of our lives and conflicting nature of it. This film has a serious tone, and while some situations are tragic, there are also great and lifelike tragicomical moments mainly when the main character gets lost in Tokyo :) Definitely amazing film!

  16. Omnibus1's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    A remarkable film. One where MUBI's now legendary technical glitches add to the film (a couple of freezes which seemed like planned moments of stillness). The film isn't easy to sum up without spoiling its effect but it feels like a film of two parts and they complement one another perfectly. It's about life and death and all in between.

  17. Kevan Brighting's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    A gentle romantic film and deeply moving.

  18. SiIencio's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Cherry Blossoms is barely a story of grief which does not go deep enough... & not much more. Dorrie does not explore this grief or venture herself further than the obvious shallow emotions perceived by a bystander. These other subplots, perhaps a take on growing old, growing apart from a world you once knew, growing distant from the kids they were once part of you, are here perhaps too chillingly German to relate to.

  19. Babar Malik's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Absolutely stunning. Breathtaking shots and brilliant acting. A fitting tribute to the masterful Ozu.

  20. GreenROCK's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    The film has a simple story: love is eternal and it does not end with death. This simple story is told with a great style.

  21. Patrycja Grimm's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Great story of portraying disconnected family in days of fast life...

  22. Christy Chan's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

  23. anwoody's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    Really touching (and not in a tacky way). Pushed a lot of buttons for me.

  24. Ezuzuzu's rating of the film Cherry Blossoms

    I sensed very sentimental criticism about individualism in modern european culture. Even a husband is indifferent to his wife and a child to his parents. The sequences in Japan emphasise the contrast between two cultures over two caring japanese characters, a dancer and a homeless. Besides, it's worth watching for its Ozu references.

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