Aimuni’s review published on Letterboxd:
Out of the many Kurosawa films I've watched and adored, Ikiru was really tedious. Not because I knew it was going to be a tear-jerker, but the fact that it was too blunt for my liking. Somehow, I felt this film lacked the empathy I needed to understand and comprehend the struggles of the main character. Kurosawa is known for his very tranquil-paced films, but Ikiru felt like a million years to finish watching. It was quite irritating to say the least. Perhaps I need a second viewing soon.
but... the gondola no uta song scene ruined me 😢😢