It’s a sweet film. However, the orientalism is problematic and it’s a prime example of the issues surrounding the fetishisation of East and Southeast Asian women on the back of colonialism. I address this in more detail in this video: youtu.be/p8eFkvQMKlc
One of the funniest, well observed and moving films about nostalgia I've seen. The naturalism is so effective, even the most bizarre and counterintuitive moments feel so purposeful and human - reminds me of a later Kohei Oguri film. It's so easy to miss what's great about this film due to it pretty much breaking every expectation you have of how a film should develop. Honestly think this maybe Lu's best.