a film with immense humanity
It has been a while since I saw a film with this much humanity. Thatis, until I saw acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda's latest,Nobody Knows, about a quartet of siblings left to fend for themselves.
It's heartbreaking, just thinking about some of these random momentssubtly displayed on screen. The look on an adolescent girl's face whenher mom paints her nails. A little boy making silly faces in themirror. A little girl's scribbling of stick people on a gas bill thathas been months overdue... I can go on.
I wish I can put into words, or convey in some sort of way, the flowingof rampant emotions experienced when I saw these images: about how muchit hit so close to home, how much it reminded me of my own family. ButI can't. I guess it simply cannot be articulated in such a concise,simplified manner.
You'll just have to see it for yourself.