Himatsuri (1985)

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The villagers in a beautiful remote area of Japan are divided into the woodsmen, who worship the mountain goddess, and the fishermen, who worship the goddess of the sea. These traditions ... See full summary »

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19 October 2001 | daustin
| Finely crafted but hard to like
This movie has its moments. The pacing is a double-edged sword. I found myself admiring the time it took to set tone and establish it themes, especially of nature and the main character's reactions to it. On the other hand, the film is frustratingly slow and has nothing truly resembling a plot. It's very much like watching a thunderstorm gathering, beautiful but hard to concentrate on for an extended period. It's very difficult to put a rating on this film, even more so than usual. It's definitely a very good movie, but it's also very hard to enjoy. If you like McCabe and Mrs. Miller, this may be the movie for you.

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6 October 1985



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Kumano, Mie, Japan

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