Monday, October 12, 2009
#116 - 天水圍的日與夜 The Way We Are
Had been knowing about this movie for long but just got to watch it on the Channel 322. It's considered a low-budget and very down to earth film. The Chinese title of this movie is "Tin Shui Wai Days and Nights,". The film is set at a place called Tin Shui Wai in HongKong, a.k.a. The City of Sadness, and follows a hard-working mother and her teenaged son. Life occurs when the two be friend with a new neighbor, an elderly woman who lives alone..and some relationship among relatives.
There's no interesting storyline and not even climax. The emotions given is just very simple and calm. It's just showing the very true scenes of people's lives..the mother, the son, the elder.. Everything is just so normal as what happens around us every single day. However, it just touches people heart. I feel warm watching it and it gives me the space for thinking.
The movie also had been nominated for the best film at the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards. It had won numerous awards for the team, The Best Director, The Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. What I can say is, worth watching indeed!