Monday, 27 September 2010
Just watched: Kimi no Yubisaki
I'm not a fan of Horikita Maki. For whatever reasons, she just never seems to appear in dramas that interest me and apart from a minor part in one of the Trick movies and some DoCoMo adverts, she's largely passed me by. So I didn't have high hopes for this, but it's a short film and I thought "I used to like short films when I was a student", so I decided to try it.
The story line, what there is of it, concerns two schoolgirls on one afternoon. They talk about unimportant stuff, but before long it becomes clear that there's something they want to say to each other. Or to be exact, that one wants to say something to the other, but can't. Or daren't.
The acting is fine, although neither Horikita Maki nor Kuroki Meisa are particularly stretched. The directing style is interesting. There's a distinct lack of colour in the film – the girls are both wearing white shirts, the buildings on the school roof are white and the sky and sea are bleached out to pale greys. It's a quiet, unassuming and rather sweet film. The sort of thing I would've liked when I was a student.