Flavor Of Green Tea Over Rice
One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, it is a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife2s city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband2s small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change, in the form of their headstrong, modern niece, sweeps over their household.
La Dolce Vita
The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, the film rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success, ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome's rich and glamorous; the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight.
Charlotte is a famous pianist who neglected her children while pursuing her career. She visits her now grown daughter, Eva, at her home and the mother and daughter spend a long and painful night together confronting the bitter discord of their relationship.
Director Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.
A Touch of Zen
A fugitive noblewoman finds refuge in a remote village with a young painter, his mother, and Buddhist monks, but is soon discovered by a swordsman sent to find her.