Friday, October 1, 2010

Hsiao-hsien Hou - Kôhî jikô aka Café Lumière (2003)

Café Lumière is a film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Shochiku as homage to Yasujiro Ozu, with direct reference to the late master's Tokyo Story (1953). It premiered at a festival commemorating the centenary of Ozu's birth. Many critics hailed the film reminiscent of Ozu's works as an artistically significant step for Hou, and it was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.

The story revolves around a young Japanese woman (played by Yo Hitoto) doing research on Taiwanese composer Jiang Wen-Ye, whose work is featured on the soundtrack. The late composer's Japanese wife and daughter also make appearances as themselves.


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