English title: I Hate but Love (Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1962)
Jun-Dai and Lucía at home on 25 August 2013.
I look forward to seeing more of Kurahara’s films. I Hate But Love is a maddeningly frenetic roller coaster: part Douglas Sirk, part Rebel without a Cause, part His Girl Friday. The dialogue is fast, the editing is fast, and emotions go up and down at such a speed the film feels like it’s going to explode. Characters seldom walk, and the camera struggles to keep up with them.