For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Yogoto no yume

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1933

Justin Vicari's rating of the film Every-Night Dreams

I can probably credit Naruse for inventing the ensemble film: even the supporting characters here get their moments, and the "leads" seem to move in and out of the center. However, unlike "Apart from You," this one feels like two different parts that do not quite come together for me. The dancehall scenes and the father-son stuff was great, but the ending seemed cheap and unconvincing to me.