Criterion Challenge #2: A Film Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Let me preface this review by saying that this was NOT and Akira Kurosawa movie. There was no violence, yelling, power-struggles, horseback-riding, etc.
One Wonderful Sunday is a very gentle film. It tells the story of a husband and wife spending the day together, tackling the concept of marriage in one of the most beautiful ways I've seen on film. Kurosawa strips the characters of everything besides one another. They have almost no money, a terrible, leaky house, and nobody else. Viewers are left with only their relationship and dreams. This allows viewers to zero-in on the dynamic between the two.
The first thing I noticed about Yuzo and Masako's relationship…