This interesting project, Cafe Lumiere (2003) was financed by a Japanese film company in honor of the great Japanese film maker Ysujiro Ozu with a Taiwanese director, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, at the helm. It was filmed in Tokyo with a Japanese crew and cast, save for the lead played by singer Yo Hitoto, who is half Taiwanese. There is an excessive focus on trains, which often appear in Ozu films. Hou has some great sequences in places like Ochanomizu and on the Arakawa tram car that do capture the essdence of trains and their importance to a place like Tokyo. His focus here is also the family where Yoko (Hitoto) has learned that she is pregnant from her Taiwanese boyfriend but doesn't plan tot get married and her parents worry about her future. She is toiling away on a book about a Taiwanese composer who lived in Tokyo in the 1930s and hanging out with a male friend (Tadanobu Asano), who is a densha otaku (train freak) and owns a book store. It is definitely an art film with little action, but several artistic set pieces throughout. The cinematic beauty must have something to do with frequent Hou collaborator Ping Bin Lee who has been behind the camera for several films that I find visually stunning like In The Mood For Love, Millenium Mambo, and Springtime In A Small Town.The special features include interviews with Hou, Hitoto, and Asano as well as a Metro Lumiere Documentary.