Im Frühling kommen Leute zum Dämmern hierher | People come here in Spring to gloam
– (めがね, Megane, 2007. Dir. Ogigami Naoko)
“The reasons why Taeko has run away from her urban life to this anonymous island are deliberately kept unclear so that the spectator can imagine themselves in her shoes. It is the story of a woman’s journey to find inner peace. Taeko must learn to let go of the structures that have contained her life for so long and learn how to appreciate the simple pleasures in life: eating kakigōri (shaved ice flavoured with syrup) on the beach and greeting the dawn of the new day with open arms.
Megane does a wonderful job of depicting a remote community peopled not only by locals but by refugees of urban society. The contrast between what one imagines the countryside or seaside to be like, as opposed to what it actually is has become a theme of many films recently from Dear Doctor to One Million Yen Girl. Filmmakers seem to be tapping into the growing slow life (スローライフ) movement in Japan: a desire to escape the pressures of city life for a slower pace.”
Quelle | Source: https://www.nishikata-eiga.com/2010/05/glasses-2007.html
Tanzszene – “Merci-Taiso”