Thursday, September 14, 2006

Kwan Riam

Thailand 2001

Picture and details hkflix

Seen 13 September 2006

A Thai love story. Village boy loves village head’s daughter. Many obstacles along the way – a far richer suitor, girl sold off to pay father’s debts, unsuccessful search for girl in the big city and the ultimate test at the end. The final scene was a bit melodramatic but sits in very well with the whole concept of the film. This is a story interspersed with scenes of the wind and water changing every time a major event happens to the main characters. There are also some songs in the background which highlights the feelings of the doomed couple especially whenever they are having the blues without the other. A sentimental story but entertaining if you just let yourself follow the flow.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Nico and Dani

Spain 2000

Picture and details imdb

Seen 5 September 2006

Coming of age movie. Two teenage boys who spent their summer holidays at the beach discover that their close friendship goes beyond mere companionship. They brag about their sexual conquests and delight in showing off their prowess to the girls. But Dani finds himself attracted to Nico not just as a friend and goes through an emotional discovery about his feelings. Nico himself may have denied that he has the same feelings at first but does acknowledge those thoughts in the end. The friendship remains but whether it will go beyond that stage in future is another question.