I’ll try to write something about 5 cm tomorrow, but first lets get The Place Promised in Our Early Days out of the day:
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Japan, 2004) â€“ 5/5
When a directorâ€™s debut film is a masterpiece one shouldnâ€™t expect the next one to be as good. That doesnâ€™t seem to apply to Makoto Shinkai. At least on the first viewing The Place Promised in Our Early Days felt about twice as good as Voices of a Distant Star. Itâ€™s still not perfect as itâ€™s a bit over-written and stumbles with some scifi content that couldâ€™ve been left out for the most part. Nevertheless, if it wasnâ€™t for Shinkaiâ€™s next film, which is out on dvd but hasnâ€™t reached my mail box yet, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s gonna take a decade before weâ€™ll see another movie as beautiful as this.