After This Our Exile

After This Our Exile ★★★★★

Patrick Tam starts this movie wishing that this could be a moving experience. And he definitely got his wish with his 159 minutes masterpiece, exploring the life of a broken child and everything around him. The coming-of-age aspect isn't the usual one, focusing more on the lives of his parents than the lead character, but coming back to him at the right times. Patrick also wishes that, if the film ever touches your heart, he hopes it comes not from a excess of sentiments, and this is a hard one to get, because the movie is very sad, infuriating and melancholic. But is also kinda optimistic and calm, so it's a matter of having some focus on the endgame.