Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Director Kon Ichikawa (b. 1915) has been responsible for some extraordinary Japanese statements about our common humanity and the horrors of war. He began his filmmaking career as a cartooning art supervisor, and later, in collaboration with his scenarist and scriptwriter wife (Natto Wada), made many of his best-known films, including Biruma no tategoto, or The Burmese Harp, and Nobi, or Fires on the Plain. His last collaboration with his wife, Tokyo Olympiad, signalled the beginning of a time in which he made some less-noteworthy films. This film, To Love Again, was made during that period. In this film, a Japanese girl and a French boy make strides in overcoming the cultural barriers that prevent them from fully expressing the love they have for one another.
cross-cultural-relations, love, romance