Summer comes in an Angel Bell. Sounds here are played from chance again: splashing water, wind, grass, improvised drums, cars and a bell. Dragonfly eyes. A lizard watching as people play childish games. Colorful characters: a wholesome biker gang, festival managers who are actually yakuza, a hipster couple, Kitano who, implied as an ex-Yakuza learns to be caring, and many more. Peak family friendly cinema, glorious, melancholic and small. The angel was at your side all along.
What does one do last summer in the glorious side of Takeshi Kitano's world? This is a connection to a man with a gangster attitude, who we don't ever associate his bad ideas or mischievous acts with, just the summer heat we felt; the familial love we need.