Yi Yi ★★★★★

The feeling of crying and not knowing why you’re crying put to film. It’s a feeling so specific and frustrating yet so present and this film is addressing it in one of the most poetic ways possible. Words can’t fully describe how much this film meant to me and one of the many things this film taught me is that that’s completely okay. Of the many things this film is about, I found it to be the perfect depiction of fear. Specifically fear of life. That sounds vague and a bit pretentious and it is, but this film is fully aware of that. It’s letting you know that this fear exists, it’s asking you questions, it’s letting you know you’re not alone, and it’s reminding you why art is so god damn important.