Monday, August 26, 2013

Ilo Ilo

The story is about how a family went through the Asian Financial crisis in the late 1990s together with their maid.

Liked how the family remained united despite going through all sorts of difficulties! Great acting by the actors!

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Friday, August 09, 2013

The Thick-Walled Room

This is the first film of the "Masaki Kobayashi Against the System series". The story is about life in a prison camp for Japanese war criminals shortly after the second world war.

Liked the interesting stories of each of the prisoners! The former interpreter, Yokota, reminds me a little of the protagonist in the director's "Human Condition" trilogy.

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Summer with Monika

The story is about how a young couple resigned from their low paying jobs and escaped to an island for a while before returning back to face reality.

Great acting by the actress who played Monika! I also liked the nice black and white cinematography!

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