Friday, June 22, 2012

Bi, Don't Be Afraid (Bi, dung so!)

Vietnam 2010

Details imdb

Seen 21 June 2012

A boy and his family

IMDB 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 25% liked it
There is not much dialogue and the director lets the scenes tell the story. A grandfather who comes back from abroad, the father who seems distant from the family, the aunt who is seeking love and the irrepressible boy in the title. There is an undercurrent of emotions but it never explodes in one big burst. I'll give this a 7.0/10

My impressions:

Boys will be boys
Curious, asking questions
Naughty, stumbling
Into the adults world

While the adults
Try to cope with emotions
Repressed, hidden
Feelings which are not for public consumption

This is a family after all
Decorum and face value
Take precedence
Appearances matter
Even if the heart

The adults will find a solution
Whether it is right or wrong
Time will tell

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