A soul-erupting surprise.
things I loved:
the melodic breathing state of presence; the meandering ease of tone; the frosted vessels of iced barley tea that indicate Japanese summer and home; the coffee delivery; the freedom with which individuals pursue discursive strains of interest (capturing the sounds of trains, asking questions about a composer visiting a bookstore seventy years ago); the idea that a face can be the shape of a pansy; the framework of life supporting blurred sketches of individuals; Yoko walking over…
A deep exploration of the control men exert over women through the false perception of love, as well as the risks at stake in overlooking the reality of a love object. So many ideas are at work in I've Always Loved You that have seeds rooted in earlier Borzage pictures: the spiritual destiny and communication between two people, the limits of love tested by extreme circumstance, the price of admittance to the mausoleum of each soul.
Or as Luc Moullet…