Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Postmodern Life of My Aunt

China 2006

Details  lovehkfilm

Seen 25 October 2008

A look at pride, stubbornness, the fall from grace and final acceptance of what you make of your life.

I guess everyone goes through the phase of wanting something better so bad that you are wiling to take that leap of faith into unchartered territory. That is what the aunt in this movie did.

She found her niche in Shanghai, even though she is not so much better off compared to when she was in her old hometown. That realization hits her head on when she fell sick and had to go back to her roots.

There was also a side story about a woman who is struggling to pay for her daughter’s medical treatment. Hers is a classic case study of desperation.

Ultimately life does dish out so many opportunities and chances but sometimes we are so preoccupied with the nitty-gritty that we are unable to grasp them. The whole picture of life seems static while the players continue to dwell on their allotted miniscule space.

I feel sad indeed.


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