this film is about those detours we take in life to give meaning and personal context to our troubles, questions, goals and heartaches.
just so beautiful, quiet and colourful. still very much a kar wai film reguardless of what people may or may not expect from him. i love that he saw his character in norah jones' face and voice and asked her to do the role, and i also think that having rachel weisz play one of the characters meant to affect elizabeth (norah) was an inspired choice, she is just such an endless storm of emotion.
the two side stories we are shown are perfectly distant, only showing you a small piece, through elizabeth's eyes, of their lives and personalities. i desperately wanted to keep following both rachel and natalie portman's characters further but it was so right to move on when it did each time.
it is a well paced film, you just go on a journey with a young girl and feel all the hope and sadness you imagine to feel in this kinda of story. something i think you can keep in your collection and come back to, each time it meaning something new to you because of your own changing life and situation.
i cant fault it.