Sumiko Haneda

Sumiko Haneda – Usuzumi no sakura AKA The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms (1977)

The poignant focal point for this film is a cherry tree that is over 1400 years old. Beginning with the tree, the director then explores the families and environment around the tree. The editing and music contribute to the sense of a haunting past contained within the solid structure of an ancient natural wonder. Read More »