A love letter/goodbye to cinema and its powers of nostalgia. Exposing a hidden longing that urban life can bring to its aging citizens.
how lonely it can be in the city, and how we wish we can go back to the times where we were young. Tsai ming lang movies have that feeling of being lost and alienated but this film is so serene in its sadness, it makes the viewer perceive the melancholy as something bittersweet. Esp encapsulated by…
fire. beneath all the romance and comedy, its a great satire on class and how it influences the dynamics in social settings, namely a familial one. this one man disrupts the entire foundation of this insane aristocratic family and shows them a thing about humanity.
i loved the dialogue, especially from the dad lmfaoooooo he was hilarious. they were all crazy but they learned something by the end of the movie. worth rewatching.