Previously at the ICA - Films
3 Apr 2009 – 23 Apr 2009
An ageing couple embark on a personal odyssey to be reunited with their estranged children after the husband is diagnosed with a terminal illness. This journey takes them from Germany to Japan, where spiritual solace is found in an unlikely friendship amid the snow of Mount Fuji. With its echoes of Ozu's Tokyo Story, Cherry Blossoms: Hanami is full of wisdom and mystery, with Doerrie finding visual metaphors for the characters' emotional journey.
Released by Dogwoof.
Dir Doris Doerrie, Germany/France 2008, 120 mins, subtitles