Eclipse 1947: 素晴らしき日曜日

But it isn’t:

the best non-Italian neorealist film I’ve come across

This has nothing in common with neorealist filmmaking except being about poor people. Instead it’s a riff on Capra — and it’s a pretty good one?

OK, it gets less Capra-ish after a while.

There’s strong scenes in here, but the movie as a whole, while amiable, isn’t completely convincing.

One Wonderful Sunday. Akira Kurosawa. 1947.

This blog post is part of the Eclipse series.

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