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Village of Dreams (1996)
Starring: Keigo Matsuyama, Shogo Matsuyama
Director: Yoichi Higashi
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: Image Ent.
112 mins



"Magical!Beautiful!Captures the rhythm and moods of childhood with an intensity that transports you back in time." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Identical twin brothers, now succesful artists, recall the summer of 1948 when they were eight years old and their Japanese village was a place full of wonder and magic."The brats," as they are known, spend their days skinny-dipping, fishing for eels and chasing birds in the woods - when they're not busy causing mischief at home or at school.This visually ravishing film follows their adventures with humor and Zen-like clarity - powerfully evoking the boys' vibrant sensations and emotions.Village of Dreams is an enchanting hymn to the joys and mysteries of childhood.Winner of the Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival.


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