DELIGHTFUL AND MOVING BITTERSWEET COMEDY
- The Story of Yonosuke review by GF
Based on Shuichi Yoshida’s novel, “A Story of Yonosuke” is a bitterseet comedy drama including as it does a major plot point (which I will not detail) well before it occurs. Far from spoiling the film, however, this reveal gives everything that happens after (as well as before) a fresh resonance and poignancy. From a charming fish-out-of-water comedy about a country boy in the big city emerges a smartly made drama that asks — and eloquently answers — one of the biggest questions of all: What do our lives really mean to those around us? How can one person have an impact, especially if he hardly seems to have a clue?
From the Director of the equally inspiring 'The Woodsman And The Rain', this like The Woodsman is a triumph of the human spirit with all its quirks and flaws.
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