Saul Leiter was a recognized master of the New York School of street photography, up there with Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. He was a pioneer in the use of color in art photography. In contrast to the grittiness of his contemporaries, his works, mostly shot in the ’50s, fairly glow.
I suggest you buy a book of the work of this cordial old guy and give this film a miss. The first half of its title is accurate. Almost pathologically reticent to toot his own horn, Saul … speaks … very … slowly. And while the film is as slow and amicable as its subject, there’s not a great deal to learn about life, either. Japanese title: Shashinka Saul Leiter. (75 min)