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A stunning reminder of the omnipresence of mortality. Read full review
Doerrie goes beyond the "Lost in Translation" jokes about East-West culture clashes to communicate something meaningful and deep about Japanese art and thought. Read full review
Unpredictable and compelling, this draws parallels between Japanese and German cultures in interesting and moving ways. Read full review
The movie is an ideal blend of character study, deceptively simple plot twists, inspired acting, and travelogue. Read full review
There's a grace to it all, and moments of oddball poetry. Read full review
Both austere and garish, simultaneously dry and sentimental, tightly repressed and extravagantly expressive, bourgeois and bohemian. It's a seesaw, but Dorrie finds the balance. Read full review
A successful novelist whose films bear the expansive plotting and telling character detail of the page, Doerrie never seems in any particular hurry to tell her tales, preferring the journey to the destination. Read full review
It's a strained but heartfelt work of muted sentimentality, obvious in its symbolism but grounded in a sense of life's preciousness and brevity. Depending on your mood and indulgence, you may weep or you may be left out in the cold. Read full review
Refusing to be rushed, Doris Dörrie blends individual experiences with universal emotions to create a quietly moving study of self-discovery. Read full review
At more than two hours, Cherry Blossoms could do with some pruning. And do husband and wife have to have rhyming names? Read full review
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