☛ “Memories of Matsuko” is a 2006 Japanese film,
written and directed by Tetsuya Nakashima.
It is based on a Japanese novel by Muneki Yamada.
It’s difficult to write an objective review about a movie,
that impressed me so much as “Memories of Matsuko” did.
This tragi-comedy is a mix of “Forrest Gump”, “Amelie from Montmartre” and a music-video/musical.
Nakashima takes us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions
and tells us the epic tale of the tragic heroine “Matsuko” in candy-coloured
and fairy tale-like pictures – the sort of you’ve never seen before.
But “Memories of Matsuko” isn’t only a masterpiece on a visual level.
The film manages to be a bitter and gruesome tale in a dreamlike multicolored wrapping,
while at the same time also making the audience laugh out loud.
There really aren’t many tragicomedies that can claim to have successfully pulled that off,
but this one really does, and even ascends to the throne of the genre.
If you have “Multicolor” dreams, you will love this movie…