Makiko Esumi and ‘Maborosi’

5th July 2021

Makiko Esumi - FamousFix.com post

A sign of a truly great film is how repeated viewings offer different and deeper perspectives. One such film is ‘Maborosi’ (1995) by Hirakazu Kore-eda.

Makiko Esumi’s performance is stunning. Her minimal movements convey the inner anguish, confusion and helplessness. Life, so tentative, has to continue. Peace comes not from knowing but from accepting that one will never know.

After several viewings, I still want to watch the film again … and again. I will write a blog about the film in the near future. In the meantime, here is a brief photo introduction to the lead actress, a former model.

Makiko is better known for her TV work but for me, she is the soul of this beautiful, delicate film.

Makiko Esumi (left) and Tadanobu Asano in the film Maborosi.
A scene from the beginning of ‘Maborosi’
Makiko Esumi - eCartelera
Photo de Makiko Esumi - Mushi-shi : Photo Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Makiko Esumi -  AlloCiné
Makiko Esumi - IMDb
Maborosi archive review: Hirokazu Koreeda's softly luminous debut | Sight &  Sound | BFI