Monday, September 21, 2015

The Tale of Iya

Starring Takeda Rina (High Kick Girl), The Tale of Iya is one of the most beautifully shot movies you will ever see.

I thought she would forever be doing B grade martial art flicks but looks like she wants to be a serious actress. No, Takeda Rina does not throw any kicks in this movie.

The Tale of Iya is a movie filled non-stop with stunning images of the Japanese countryside.

While filled with beauty, it is about the harshness of country life.

However, The Tale of Iya is a very, very slow movie with hardly any plot and lasts for at least 3 hours.

How much you can enjoy The Tale of Iya will depend on how much you can get lost in its gorgeous visuals and sparse dialogue.

I feel the director is not on the Koreeda level of capturing human emotion.

I'm kinda disappointed because of all the great reviews. I guess seeing it on the big screen would make a bigger difference.

Only watch if you are in the mood for a slow, artsy but exquisitely shot movie about the Japanese countryside.

1 comment:

Bobo said...

Have been waiting for this to be subbed since I saw screenshots of it. Looks amazing and I enjoy aimless movies.