Floating Clouds, 6:30 PM at the Northwest Film Forum, 12th Street between Pike and Pine. Every movie in the Naruse festival has been at the least "very good," and this one is supposed to be his very best. Here's the blurb: In the bombed-out ruins of Tokyo, Yukiko searches for former lover Kengo. Although they renew their affair, he tells Yukiko he cannot leave his ailing wife. She sacrifices health and happiness pursuing him while he, a typically weak Naruse male, vacillates. The director's masterpiece, his best-loved film in Japan, and a favorite of Yasujiro Ozu, FLOATING CLOUDS was aptly adapted from a novel by Naruse's great love and influence, Fumiko Hayashi.
Who's joining us?
Oops, haven't planted my bulbs from the flower show. Better get them in quickly. Strange to think I may not be around to see them bloom.
"All your life/You were only waiting for this moment to arrive."