“When any group of people is oppressed, all people are oppressed.”
Lovely, lovely documentary. Had a smile all throughout.
Mas direct yung narrative kesa sa ibang gawa ni Kidlat Tahimik pero buong buo pa rin yung esensya na karaniwang makukuha sa mga pelikuka niya.
Tagal ko tong hinanap aaaa worth d wait. Gusto ko rin mag yoyo sa buwan.
Halata naman na bawas na bawas yung pagiging subersibo kung ikukumpara sa nobela. Tema na rin siguro ng adaptations mula sa mga gawa ni Lualhati Bautista (shawrawt sa yellowification ng Dekada).
Hindi lang sa liberal na depinisyon ng pagiging ina at babae ang laban ni Lea tulad ng pinakita sa movie, ang laban ng Lea na nabasa ko ay kasama rin sa laban ng mga magsasaka, manggagawa, at iba pang sektor na naaapi.
Side note: super proud na nanggaling sa nanay ko yung apelyido ko <33
Tungkol ito sa hapis ng aking bayan. Ni hindi ko na magawang maging romantisista sa kabiguang ito. Kahit na ang walang kapantay na kagandahan ng pulong ito ay walang sagot sa impyernong ito. Wala akong makitang gamot sa kalungkutang ito.
Personal sorrow on top of social sorrow on top of metaphysical sorrow.
Where do you reside? Is it in your body, memory, imagination? Or do you agree in “Cogito, ergo sum”?
Throughout the film I thought that this can be a great case study for the mind-body problem but it really isn’t about that. It’s a deeply personal memoir about the lived experiences of a man.
The film did a great job in trying to let you experience what the protagonist experienced through the use of first-person POV and in turn, making…
There are a lot of things that you can talk about in this film. Like is it better to embrace the absurd rather than cling to something or someone, no matter how false, for hope? I don’t know, but being immersed in Bela Tarr’s world in an attempt to answer these questions is an experience worth something.
The biggest question for me is why the fuck did that one man balance a bread on his head for 10 minutes straight.
I really love everything about Soviet anti-war films. They produce the most terrifying yet beautiful images I can think of in any war films there are. All the while dealing with the topic of war without ever glorifying it. Plus the camerawork in this? Superb.
I’m also nearly done reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy which also juxtaposed a literal war and the war faced by those left at home. The time periods and their social standings are very…
I recently did some light research about religions in Japan and I’m pretty sure this portrays themes from Shintoism particularly Kami spirits. Anyway, this film’s world building and its message about the environment and human nature really struck me. Definitely my fave Ghibli so far.