The Asuka region is the birthplace of Japan. Here, in ancient times, there were those who fulfilled their lives in the midst of waiting. Modern people, apparently having lost this sense of waiting, seem unable to feel grateful for the present, and cling to the illusion that all things will move constantly forward according to one's own plan.
In ancient times, there were three small mountains that people believed were inhabited by gods. They were Mt. Unebi, Mt. Miminashi, and Mt. Kagu, and they still stand. In that time, a powerful official used the mountains as a metaphor for a struggle inside his own heart. The mountains were an expression of human karma.
Time has passed into the present. Takumi and Kayoko, inheriting the unfulfilled hopes of their grandparents, live out their lives. Their tale continues a story of the ages, representing the uncountable souls that have accumulated in this land. -Cannes Film Festival Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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It's not a bad movie, the first half is pretty good, a woman is torn between her reasonable but annoying boyfriend and a bohemian sculptor she knows. His story is told in a segmented way, in a love stories of his grandparents, compromised marriage and premature death. An ancient city is being excavated nearby, as to point to the same cycles of life over time, memories as they are unearthed.
The story is complex with nature and humor in a way, exceptionally spaced and silent, helps to take care of what you use as a dramatic counterpoint. Which, in turn, pervades its lovely sunsets and mountains with a sense of ethical importance, a complex film that I particularly enjoyed.