I think I did not understand the idea(s) behind this film. Maybe one needs to be a Japanese to grasp it? Not sure...Have fallen asleep while watching it and my partner too...
Visually stunning designer Yohji Yamamoto costumes echo the changing Japanese seasons the main couple walk through.
Stylistically a very "Japanese" film about pathetic people too afraid to live. This is not love and romance. This is the narcissistic individual trapped in front of the mirror. If you like Japanese culture watch this for the few small glimpses you get.
An extraordinary film that takes romance to its obsessive extreme whereby characters are finally destroyed by their inability to face reality. The story of the two young lovers is heartrending, particularly when you know there can be only one outcome.