Openly gay banker Daniel debates whether to return to Australia or stay in Hong Kong when he meets Kafka, a straight swimming instructor. The young men fall in love, believing that their ... See full summary »
The actual members of the Hong Kong Baseball Team all prove themselves to be natural actors by playing themselves in this fictional youth drama set in 2004. In a city where baseball culture... See full summary »
Love Actually... Sucks! was inspired by real-life events, and opens with a dramatic wedding feast. It tells a variety of stories about love that has gone wrong: a brother and sister in an ... See full summary »
An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.
Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go... See full summary »
Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya
Ari and Oona. Two 15-year-old girls, two dysfunctional families. Absolute opposites and yet somehow similar. No one listens, no one hears. Ari feels she is misunderstood and compensates for... See full summary »
Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a ... See full summary »
An omnibus of seven stories, all set in the room 720 of Century Hotel, that illustrate the tense and changing nature of relationships between men and women during each of the seven decades between the 1920s and the 1990s.
This film tells the story of a young psychiatrist who embarks on a voyage on the sea, as he is reliving his patients' suicides.
Yes it is a bothersome movie, which is what art is supposed to be. It makes you think, and most of all, the way it is build forces you to build up your own story and reflection about the multiple themes.
Of course, it is mostly centered around the acceptance of death, and how once accepted, it is more scary for the people who stay than for the one who goes.
The first episode in the Mongolian desert, to me does not relate much to the rest of the movie. But then, step by step, image by image, we are led to connect the dots and for whoever was brave enough to stay till the end, we have a story.
I must add though, that the walk toward the sunset at the end is a bit Hollywood to me. Just a personal preference :-)
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