I was unfamiliar with Khavn’s work before watching this and I must say I’m in awe! Ruined Heart is definitely an experience, with both a visually outstanding cinematography and a killer soundtrack composed by Khavn himself. And while the movie tells a story that’s been told before, it relies much more on emotions than an actual plot to be followed. I definitely felt something watching it, can’t recommend this enough.
What can I say, this is my second Edward Yang film and I loved it. There's something humbling about his movies, these characters trapped in a certain determinism, in lives they wish to escape from and uncertain futures, it hits close to home... I have difficulty putting into words most of what it is I liked, but if there's anything I noticed the most was the amazing use of light, not only is light present in this neon-filled city, but at times it speaks for the characters louder than any dialogue or action could.