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Ratings & Reviews

  1. xrystyna's rating of the film Farewell to the Summer Light

    One of the influences on Kar Wai for sure

  2. Kortirion's rating of the film Farewell to the Summer Light

    Yoshida films thru an Antonioni-esque lens with hints of Godardian musings and fantasy, yet with a feel that is distinctly his own - and accentuated by the masterful performances of Okada and Yokouchi. Just like the coastal castle that Naoko identifies herself with, every man and woman is an island; temporarily connected when the tides ebb, only to be overwhelmed by the returning floodwaters of isolation.

  3. waywardwaters's rating of the film Farewell to the Summer Light

    Walking amidst European architecture with impeccable mise-en-scene in search for ideals displaced and cemented by and through location and time is a most inherently romantic concept, none better supported by its usage of sound: the wakings of warm church chimes, the tinges of apparitional avant-garde, bookended and sealed by an unforgettable tune destined for a perpetually fond yet bittersweet melancholia.

  4. Mono No Aware's rating of the film Farewell to the Summer Light

    A bit of a misstep from the otherwise excellent Yoshida. At times plays like a pastiche of 60's European art cinema.

  5. Blue K, Custodian of the Cinema's rating of the film Farewell to the Summer Light