"Being Two Isn't Easy"
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
A melancholy work
about the joys and mysteries of life as experienced by a two-year-old boy, Taro. Taro is
thunderstruck by the small (the climbing of stairs) and the significant (space travel).
Ichikawa evokes an impressionistic picture of daily life and inter-family conflicts. The
film "catches the fantasy and wonder with which a child must gaze" (Variety).
With Fujko Yamamoto, Eiji Funakoshi and Hiroo Suzuki. Japanese with English subtitles.