AKIRES TO KAME
Or ACHILLES AND THE TORTISE
Thursday, August 28th, yesterday, was very interesting!
ACHILLES AND THE TORTISE is a Japanaese film about a young boy who grows up to be an artist, a painter. Although it seems simple, the protagonist is almost devoid of emotion because he is so focused, but he is kindly. He brings an excellent harborscape painting to a gallery owner who kew his father and he gives him all kinds of advice over the years. Why the main character never goes to anyone else is never explained. He goes to art school, gets a job to support himself, marries, has a daughter, lets his wife support him, then his daughter… and so on and so forth. This was an entertaining film, with some humor but it left me with many questions because the man who could see was so blind to the love that was around him….
Takeshi Kitano in the lead role as the artist