Saturday, July 6, 2013


5 out of 5. THE BURMESE HARP by Kon Ichikawa was a surprising film. There's a lot going on here and the backdrop of Burma is well-suited to it. The male chorale aspect of the film is both haunting and uplifting. I'm not a fan of musicals but this was incredibly effective. The lone character of Mizushima, the harp player was the antithesis of change brought on by the conflicts of war. But how he changes is really intriguing and the way Ichikawa films it is quite masterful. If you like the Apu trilogy or Frank Capra films, you will totally dig this. Try not to weep too much. ;)


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