5 Centimeters per Second ★★★½

part of my scavenger hunt #61: watch a movie for which the cinematography was done by the same person who filmed a movie you remember distinctly for its beautiful frames.

"Just like that, we wished—without hesitation—that one day the two of us would be able to see the cherry blossoms together again."

Once again, Makoto Shinkai told me a story I felt I already knew inside of me; and the only way to do that is when you're able to speak directly with people's hearts. These deep letters to yourself (and to someone else) and the narrating element, reliving all the pain and love and getting to feel everything twice as hard... it's a really beautiful way to make art. Still can't get over Shinkai's skies.

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