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

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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.

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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.