I Hate But Love (Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1962)
The most absurdly epic romantic comedy I have ever seen, this might already rank as an all-time favorite in how it addresses the ideological divide between humanist post-war Japan and the care-free, Americanized youth of the swinging sixties. Touching, hilarious and relentless, it is also one of the most visually dazzling films I’ve ever seen — the camera swinging around completely free, yet far from meaningless — whose echoes of Godard (or is the other way around?) make it all the more satisfying.
posted: 12 October 2012 @ 01:56
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