ok. we drove 4 hours to see in the mood for love.
i don't know if it was worth it. i can say i liked yi yi better. right now, i would rank it behind days and ashes, but better than fallen and tears. though i really need to see it again.
i thought is was a little too beautiful visually(i doubt they dressed like that all the time), the last 10-15 minutes was choppy, way more incohorent than the first 70 minutes or so. i didn't get the combodia sideplot???(if there's any) i
also thought that the secret to the tree thing was too similar to the end of the world thing in happy. these are the major negatives for me.
on the positive note...
i did like the more classical camera work, angles, placements etc...there weren't any voice-overs, appropriate for this film. i liked the way he incorperated just writing ala godard. i thought the acting was superb by cheung and leung though i prefer if wong prolong a scene(like happytogether tango dancing part) instead of cutting quickly to the next scene. i like the premise of them rehearsing their spouse's action through imagination(confusing, but it's romantic!!!) especially the rehearsal to break apart...seeing maggie weep almost brought tears.
i respect wong for trying to be more subtle, but i really dig his "go all the way" scenes.
lastly, the music is amazing though the waltz gets got to me toward the end. fyi...the novelle that the film is base upon is great!! can't remember the title right now though.
hmmmm...i haven't seen many 2000 foreign films, but i say yi yi and in the mood... are pretty hard to beat.
open to recommendations.
sorry for spelling and grammar errors;o)