Friday, September 27, 2013

Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo)

Still Walking (2008) Poster
Japan 2008

Details IMDB

Seen 26 September 2013

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 7.8/10

My ratings 8.0/10
Events at a family gathering.

My impressions:

The hustle and bustle in the kitchen preparing food, the journey back home and the patriarch taking a walk. Earlier scenes before the members of a family gather for a day in remembrance of a lost son, a brother.

Memories of the past are recalled, many with a nostalgic tint of a time of innocence and pure joy. In between, certain questions and assumptions prick the pride and conscience of those mentioned. An all out defense is not expected, decorum and respect for the elders are always paramount.

Expectations and dreams of a better present and future hold sway. But no one knows whether if the past was different, events would turn out as wished.

The family has to move on with the past remaining a memory.

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