Maborosi ★★★★

Maborosi is an exploration of a woman's life after the sudden death of her husband. It's a beautiful film that uses incredibly sparse dialogue and virtually no major events, but instead, shows brief moments of life where the actors express themselves through gaze and movement. The scenes then cut to nature, or static shots of home or village, asking the audience to meditate on the scene and come up with our own interpretation of the characters' emotion. It's a beautiful film that, while it occasionally over-indulges in its style, is an expert use of slow story-telling.


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