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"Sweet Bitter" Rather Than Bittersweet
on 1 November 2016
One of the most unusual and touching films I have ever seen. The success of the writing alone for such an intricate work is a feat... The only criticism I have (what made me dither on the rating) is that of art vs entertainment: Artistically it is a masterpiece; entertainment wise, the film has a lot of sadness and pain. The story explores humans' ugliness to each other and to the world (the universe perhaps?) throughout time. In the end however, we are reminded that hope and love transcend the worst characteristics: cruelty, greed and despair. We are all connected. We live on again and again. Love does conquer everything. Even in a heartbreaking ending, there is always another chance for a happy ending the next time – another door always opens. So, there is always sweetness to remedy the bitter.
If you believe we have all lived before (and that you have met people in this life before), if you believe we are all connected, if you believe you are here for a reason and each life is a chance to improve: WATCH THIS FILM. (If the afore sentence sounds like highbrow, sentimental nonsense, you won't get this film.)