Friday, October 22, 2010

Black Rain

There have been a lot of movies about the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, but few of them have the emotional impact that director Shôhei Imamura found in this amazing movie. The scenes of the immediate aftermath of the bombing will haunt you forever, but it’s the way the director follows the aftermath of live as lived by the survivors caught in the black rain of nuclear fallout that give the film its true power. Beautifully filmed in black and white, Black Rain takes a global tragedy and whittles it down to human scale in the story of a village family trying to find a way to pass their traditions to a new generation before it’s too late.

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