Sunday, June 21, 2009

One of the Finest Films of the Year

Today was Father's Day, and after a lovely brunch with friends, and later a plate full of sliders and sweet potato fries, I settled in for a film. I'd stopped by the video store earlier in the hopes of finding something interesting and new to watch.
Little did I know that the film I picked would be one of the finest of the year.
I loved Doris Dorrie' s Cherry Blossoms.
It is a fine portrait of a loving older couple and a picture of what happens when one of them suddenly dies.

Here's Amazon's Product Description:

CHERRY BLOSSOMS is a tender, emotionally intense and profoundly moving story of marital love. Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. Then, suddenly, Trudi dies. Rudi is devastated but vows to make up for her lost life. And so he embarks on his last journey - to Tokyo - in the midst of the cherry blossom festival, a celebration of beauty, impermanence and new beginnings.

Don't miss it.

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