Cute friendship between the two girls.
Fascinating to compare this with Mizoguchi's The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum which he directed the following year.
Mizoguchi's style is just far superior to Naruse's, but Naruse's characters are drawn better. I wanted to rate this a little higher, but the arguing sometimes gets repetitive in the first half, and I'm not sure I like the ending.
Awful, pretentious, gratuitous. Wong Kar-wai can be a maddening director for me, because In the Mood for Love, 2046, and Chungking Express are some of my favorite films which I love deeply, and have rated five stars, but pretty much the rest of his films are one star for me. I absolutely hated this.
My entire star is devoted to Michelle Reis having sex with a jukebox and orgasming on screen, btw.