"One Wonderful Sunday"
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
This beautifully realized, stylistically adventurous, early film from Akira
Kurosawa is marked by both its sentimentality and subtle irony. A young,
poor couple does their best to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in bustling Tokyo,
even as their lack of funds and lousy weather conspire against them. Their
main goal is to somehow attend a costly performance of Schubert's
Unfinished Symphony, but the music manages to find them on their
romantic day together. Balancing realism with eternal optimism, Kurosawa
crafts an indelible vision of young love. Japanese with English subtitles.