Please, let' s help us to applause to make our dreams materi
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 06/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1947: the world was just recovering from the horrors and the ashes of the bloody WW2. In Italy, De Sica won the Cannes festival with Shoeshine, Marcel Carne (The children of paradise) and Jean Cocteau (Orpheus) found through the myth and the poetry, solid answers to a deep end question, and at the same time Frank Capra filmed his masterpiece: "It's a wonderful life". In this sense, I want to catch your attention in which concerns the world was hovered by a very thick cloud of hopeless and pain.
In Japan after the devastation and the painful wounds, Akira Kurosawa, a very young director by then, was filming that admirable fable, around two outlaw people, an impoverished couple who simply is unable to make their dreams come true on a Sunday. She dreams with a new home and a renovated life although the odds, and then the magic will arouse among them when the illusion be so strong that be able to materialize a live concert playing the "Unfinished Symphony."
One might say - without hesitation - this was the first Japanese film inscribed into the mainstream best knwon as Neo Realism.
One of these forgotten little gems of this kaleidoscopic filmmaker.