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Back to That Day : Review / Seira Maeda’S Poignant Film About Loss, Transition, and Consolation

Comparisons may be odious, but I couldn’t help but thinking of Yasujiro Ozu’s shomingeki films (like his so-called “Noriko trilogy”) while watching Back to That Day, a remarkable new release by the young director Seira Maeda of the Chicago Japan Film Collective.  While there is only a hint of Ozu’s cinematographic style here, the 26-year-old…