I entered the world of cinema through Visitor Q, without a doubt one of my favorite films, but movies like "Blade of Immortal" and "Laplace’s Witch" had made me forget why Takashi Miike was one of my favorite directors. Now with Hatsukoi I remember why Miike is one of the best Japanese directors ever.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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Tarkovsky was interested in the inner world of his characters, so the story of 'Nostalgia' is so minimal: a Russian poet / writer travels to Italy to learn about the life of a Russian composer of the XVI century, accompanied by a translator. The writer will meet a hermit, a kind of saint and prophet, who will ask for a simple gesture of faith (crossing a pool with a lit candle). And that's…