I love finding films like this, or like M, that were made in the 30s yet which are so gorgeously put together and utilize so many of the tools of cinema my generation takes for granted.
Just a great film.
Another masterpiece of the great Hiroshi Shimizu which just leaves one speechless! The sheer simplicity with which Shimizu engage children in this story nearly makes one shed tears of utter joy. Masterpiece!
I adore Shimizu and it’s unfortunate that his (imo) best films are relatively unknown outside the cinephile community. It was a miracle to even find this, a really touching coming of age film about two brothers that get separated after their father is accused of stealing money from his company. Shimizu understood kids better than almost any other director ever has.
1937 ! it is so good for its period .fake olympic broadcasting and swimming under blanket scenes were funny.details are not nonsensical...looks like ozu's films except ozu's stable camera. Story is not layered and not complicated... But it has rhythm.