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My life at the movies.


1941 | Japan | 128 min | More...
A still from Uma (1941)
D+: 2 stars (out of 5)
on Wed Feb 24, 2021

Akira Kurosawa’s directorial debut. He took over after his mentor, Kajirô Yamamoto, left for a more commercial effort. The story concerns the eldest daughter of a Japanese farming family who convinces her parents to foster a pregnant horse during the winter. I lack the cultural context to appreciate much of the film’s nuance, but the production impressed. Yamamoto insisted on authenticity, so production spanned years to accommodate photographing the passing seasons.

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    Wed Feb 24, 2021 via VHS-rip