27.10.05

光影筆記本51/Broken Flowers

Unlike some of you, I didn't feel this film reminded me of 'Lost in Translation'. Jarmusch's directing work in 'Broken Flowers' is close to that of Tsai Ming-liang (an arthouse film director from Taiwan). If you enjoyed this film you might like to check out some of Tsai's films.

I like that the director makes you look for pink stuff when visiting ex-girlfriends of Don's. And that whenever you see figures who look 19-year-old, you can't help wondering if that's Don's son. The design works and it feels great.

How unbearable tho, being forced to go back to one's shattered past, not even trying to mend wounds of any sort, or picking up broken pieces of hearts. And you find this entertaining? Some say depressing, but I rather think what is reflected is how mentally numb people can be and want to be. Is Don a changed man after the road trip? Has he found something back? some sort of answer that he didn't intend to search for? Is it necessarily doing him any good? I don't know any yes-or-no to the above, but let's try not to be like him.

7 comments:

zoekiwi said...

I saw this film last week too and like it! And I like the ending of this film--it's like all these coinsidences in life that one tries to figure out the relation and meaning hidden behind, are actually meaningless. They are just coinsidences.

shuyu said...

"I didn't feel this film reminded me of 'Lost in Translation'."

do u know it's translated to 愛情不用尋找? haha! i still look forward to seeing it anyway.

btw, i bumped into 思悅 in mrt station today. she got married last year but looks exactly the same as before.

wanyu said...

OUR LITTLE SHIRLEY GOT MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my old mates always amaze me in this way....

That translation is unbelieveable... I'm speechless...

破掉的花可能沒人想看吧....

Sunny said...

babe...
It's 2:26am. We had daylight saving adjustment today that I practically earned one more hour, which I somehow wasted away...I have been writing nonstop since Friday, but the dissertation proposal still seems a long way to go...(sigh)
anyhow, I will go see Liz Phair on Tues, and will start my new tennis course on the same day. Hopefully, it will be a creative and productive new week. Same blessings for you~

luv
sun

Karrie & Oreo said...

hello, Wanyu, it is Karrie, the girl from HK that we met in york about years ago, do u still remember me?
as i really want to a drink and catch up with u also

wanyu said...

Sunny,
Liz Phair. cool. I have my sigur ros to look forward to too and Mike Nyman the pianist. Basically I'll be very busy in November. I just had a relaxing weekend so I shouldn't complain.

Karrie,
I didn't know you were still in York! I picked up some Cantonese from a friend but since she left I haven't had any chance to speak any of it. Should try to meet up sometime then. Hope you're well and thanks for checking my blog.

shuyu said...

guess Murray's films had been labled "愛情不用xx" series...

our little Shirley has changed her name to Sally (though she's still shirley in my mobile contacts).