Friday, January 21, 2011
Lost Paradise in Tokyo - Kazuya Shiraishi (2010)
Mikio cares for his mentally-challenged older brother Saneo after the death of their father. Little does Mikio know that when he hires a prostitute to tend to Saneo's needs that the woman who comes to their apartment, part-time singer Marin, will change their lives forever.
The Makioka Sisters - Kon Ichikawa (1983)
Junichiro Tanizaki's best known novel adapted to the screen by veteran director Kon Ichikawa. Two sisters of a once wealthy family try and arrange the marriage of their oldest sister, but their task is complicated by their own relationships and romantic dalliances.