Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cherry Blossoms (Hanami) Movie

I’m still holding onto my Japan trip last month ever so tightly. This weekend I went to see Hanami (watch the trailer below) at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. I had desperately wanted to see Hanami at the Cleveland Film Fest before my trip, but missed it because we were out of town that weekend for March Madness.

I loved the film! The impermanence of the cherry blossom season, which appears and then vanishes within 10 days every April, reminds us that life is short and should be seized and treasured. The movie is about the relationship between a German husband and wife and how it’s never too late to learn about each other and fulfill your dreams.

Looks like it’s on queue for a Netflix selection… A lot of the movie is conversed in English since it’s the common language between German and Japanese. You'll see clips of the area near Lake Kawaguchiko and Tokyo, both of which I visited last month.