Watched May 09, 2012
Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Still Walking is my favourite of all the films I've watched this year so far. So naturally, I went into this with unrealistically high expectations. It mostly fulfilled them but not quite.
The central premise is a lovely one; the idea that when you die you get to choose one memory from your life that will stay with you for eternity. My only problem with the film is that I expected a sucker punch, emotionally draining finale and didn't quite get that. I wish we got to see everyone's memories on film. I was disappointed when that was skipped over entirely.
But I still found this film a lot more affecting than say Wings of Desire which dealt with similar spiritual themes.