eiga sai’s glasses (2007)

July 4, 2010 12:15pm as per the car clock
In the family car; we’re going to Lola Mama’s 81st birthday


Yesterday Az and I went to Shang to watch Eiga Sai.
While on the ticket queue, we chanced upon Homer, Az’s friend. His headphones eternally rested on his neck. Must be a music man.

After we got our tickets we had lunch at Food Court where for main course Az shared her spaghetti baon with us, and for dessert I shared my Nissin wafers and Kisses. We consciously ditched consumerism by not spending in the mall. You see, we can still go out, have fun, and when stomach complains: we eat home-cooked packed lunch without giving money to the conglomerates.


Review Proper of Glasses (2007)

Glasses lived up to the quintessential characteristics of an art film. Strange. Slow. Subtle.
But not at all boring.
It was profound yet feel-good. Gets? It was profound in an indiefilmway, yet feel-good in a chickflickway. The irony multiplies.
And it was unexpectedly peaceful.

Glasses left a strong aftertaste. After watching, I can almost smell the salty water and feel the sea breeze. The memory of the film’s scenes was a perfect simulation of basking under the sun’s glow and sky’s blue. It was an extraordinary vicarious beach experience, perfect for worn-out corporate slaves who yearn for a respite from urban stress (me).

Notable Metaphors (spoiler alert)

1) Part when Taeko walked back to the Hamada tired and regretful. Sakura-san saw her and fetched her via the tricycle. Taeko left her baggage, as it is too heavy and filled with unnecessary things.
→ She was converted right then and there, literally leaving her baggage behind (though I don’t think this idiom translates the same figurative meaning to Japanese)

2) All the characters were in awe of Sakura-San. Her coming to the island always signaled the start of the “period” where the characters are all there.
→ Perhaps Sakura is not necessarily a person. She might symbolize Spring (season) since Sakuras bloom during spring. She emulates the beauty of the season, which brings people together.


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