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Kitchen (1997)
"Wo ai chu fang" (original title)

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Pure Masterpiece
22 August 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

What can I say, 'Wo Ai Chu Fang' or 'Kitchen' is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen.

Aggie is suffering a great pain after the death of her Grandmother. She has no one else so she moves in with her Godmother and her son, Louie. Aggie does not speak a single word, the pain she is going through is unimaginable, and this portrayal is simply stunning in its sadness and grief. Louie and Wah try to make her feel at home, and soon Aggie's passion for cooking shines through her sadness.

But it's not all grief and sadness, the film is also very very funny. Most films would find it hard to combine sadness, beauty, comedy and a weird quirkiness but 'Wo Ai Chu Fang' handles it amazingly.

The film almost had a hypnotic effect on me, its beauty is so peaceful and calm. Even the tragic scenes are handled with a beauty never seen before. The cinematography is breathtaking. The film is flawless, no second of film wasted or boring. Yes, the film is slow, but this just adds to the overall beauty and calmness of the film. The music is incredible, its really nice and used well.

The night scenes are incredible. Maybe it's just me but I found the scenes at night, with blue light mixed with the black night and a calm wind blowing through the world so utterly beautiful.

And I think that sums up the movie, beautiful! But also one of the most funny, charming, sad and surprising films I have seen in a long time. This is now one of my favourite movies of all time. You have to see it.

This is a pure masterpiece and in my opinion one of the greatest movies ever made.

10/10


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