When Sumiko lights Komajiro's cigarette when he can't find a match. Pure Ozu.
Hong Kong luxury high rises with an architectural quirk as a symbol of ideological resistance to Chinese "authoritarianism". Whatever. The fact that this symbol of 'resistance' is also valued at six-figures per square foot shows that architecture (and ideological resistance) is shaped by class.
Amazing drone cinematography, recalls Ernie Gehr's work. Immensely better if viewed on mute.
The history of cinema in 11 shots told through the story of a prostitute's liberation from her pimp. Each section can be understood in terms of a specific moment in the history of cinema: 1. Lumiere (documentary), 2. Griffith (theater), 3. Hollywood (narrative cinema), 4. Straub-Huillet: A new cinema born from the marriage of a liberated woman and man brought by the summer wind as it sweeps through the trees in the sunlight.