One night of a dreamer.
If cinema can change the future or even past, then so it can change the present.
People make promises - to meet, to live alongside each other, and sometimes, to say "goodbye".
I don't know what everybody else's relationship with cinema is, and whether you will find this little scene as touching as it was to me, but among many incredible bits and pieces scattered throughout this film, there's one portraying directors Yasujiro Ozu and Sadao Yamanaka having a conversation in Manchuria. What's incredible about this scene is that Yamanaka died of dysentery shortly after, so what you are witnessing is perhaps his last days of happiness, spending time with his dear…