trolleyfreak’s review published on Letterboxd:
Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata's exquisite novel is brought to the screen in an adaptation which transcribes beautiful prose into scenes of stark pictorial perfection, just as I imagined them in my head when I read the book!
Ryō Ikebe - star of Masahiro Shinoda's Pale Flower (1964) - was the perfect choice for the role of Shimamura, the feckless artist who becomes involved with a geisha (Keiko Kishi, who also played Ikebe's love interest in Yasujirō Ozu's Early Spring from the previous year): his unsmiling demanour expertly conveys the haughty presence of an unlikeable but compelling character.
And as for the setting in a country inn during winter... well, never have I seen snow presented so picturesquely on screen as it is here!
Online Access: ok.ru/video/1413764745894