"but ever with us are the dreams of the youth."
between the election and college applications, this has been a pretty stressful week for me, and i knew i could count on ozu to lift my spirits. his films always have a warm, nostalgic feeling that fills my heart with content. they feel like sitting around a fire with your family on christmas day; having a picnic on a sunny afternoon; catching up with an old friend. it's a comforting embrace.
equinox flower is one of ozu's kindest, funniest, and most empathetic films. capturing a generational divide, changing culture, and young love, ozu has crafted yet another perfect little family tale. every piece works together perfectly: it's complex, well written, heartfelt, and beautifully shot. it's like comfort food. this was exactly what i needed tonight <3