One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone.
A heartfelt portrait of an impoverished retired civil servant who lives in a rented room in postwar Rome with only his beloved dog and a teenage housemaid as companions.
“You cannot go on shooting in ruined cities forever.”
In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo.
Three separate stories about the same thing: pleasure.
“A few main themes mark Maupasant’s life and work: money - war - peasants (from his native Normandy) - water (rivers, the sea) - ghosts - superstition - we chose: ‘pleasure’.”