films seen
1
average score
4.00*
nationality
Japan - 26 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Silence and Sunset

by Kazufumi Umemura
Specifics
2020 / 136m - Japan
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Silence and Sunset is a good reminder that Japan hasn't been doing much core arthouse cinema (not just international drama) this past decade. Umemura's film more than qualifies though. The film is slow, contemplative, minimalist and somewhat puzzling. It's a very calming feature that foregoes clear narratives or added genre elements, and simply observes as time slows down and characters go about their business. A fine score, polished cinematography and solid performances all help to get you in the right mood. A very pleasant surprise.