30 hand picked films. A new one every day
The scene in the church, dear God! so well done.
Shimizu's melodrama of a descent into indecency and the redemption that follows is a lyrical and poetic one that is hard to not be moved by!
dig those axial cuts (+ tracking shots + narrative concision + Michiko Oikawa + everything, really)
Oh to be in Yokohama in 1933...I was amazed by Shimizu's cinematography in this movie, with his respect to landscape, cityscape, and architecture, both exterior and interior. Highly recommended.