Ugetsu ★★★★

March Around the World 2019

A simple morality tale of greed and love, but told so well it is supremely entertaining just on a surface level. Do not seek fame for fame's sake, and don't be so inflamed for your lust of money that you sacrifice your family. This is a textbook kind of film that people are looking for when they say they want to get into foreign films. It's extremely accessible and the thematics at play are always evident being the major forces propelling the plot.

Most scenes involving the Lady Wakasa were highpoints for me. Without spoiling anything, I can say there were a few moments that that chilled me to the bone. Her disembodied "father" singing through the armor made my skin crawl.

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