'A Story of Yonosuke' is a simple yet heartfelt story told well through flashbacks and properly executed moments of nostalgia. And only after two and a half hours into the film will you only realize that you've traveled quite a bit of a journey with Yonosuke.
Kengo Kora is a gem.
And the Japanese always portray ‘the transience of things’ best.
At least once in my life, I would like to meet someone like Yonosuke.
Sometimes, when the internet is a bit slow and I’d open up your chat window, it’d show me an error: ‘We were unable to fetch previous messages in this conversation.’
And I’d hold my breath for a short while and let out a sigh. While I know it was a connection error, it almost felt true - that maybe, whatever I thought was there was never there in the first place. Sometimes, technology is too honest.
Just before I’d close the window, I would read the message to myself just one more time. ‘We were unable to fetch previous messages in this conversation.’
I’d stop and think ‘Perhaps the connection was too slow. Perhaps our connection was indeed too slow.’