A GARDEN OF THE CAMELLIAS
This powerful directorial debut from acclaimed photographer Yoshihiko Ueda traces a year in the life of a traditional house in Kamakura overlooking the sea and resplendent with camellia blossoms.
The film interweaves the lives of the grandmother, Kinuko and granddaughter, Nagisa who live there with the house’s many visitors, some of whom are pushing Kinuko to sell. But she wishes to spend her days cherishing the past and enjoying the seasons through the colourful flowers blossoming in the garden. With the 49th day commemoration of her husband’s death approaching, Kinuko’s mind is flooded with memories and concerns about what comes next.
This ravishingly beautiful and stately examination of the exquisite transience of life builds to a deeply moving conclusion.
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