My kind of Cinema. Thank you Cinema.
Ghatak in his last film of the partition trilogy made us fully aware that we haven't even got a dot of freedom; the same blind beliefs, attitudes, selfishness, greed, prejudice, casteism, superstition, all are there.....it's just all pretentiousness and hoax. I feel like I have more to say but I just can't, it's just good to experience this piece of art and just have a moment of silence over this forgotten history of pain and sorrow.
Even though the print is very bad, I wish people shall watch this film more, and all Ghatak films generally.
Rewatching this film is one of the most profound experiences of my life.
In the end, the film almost acts like reflections, reflections on memories, on things unsaid, on things undid, and of course, the actions that we take and do not, which shapes our life.
Yang with his mastery of craft uses so many reflections (cafes, flat mirrors and windows..) to emphasize this narrative and mirrors the life of a family and society in modern Taiwan.
Yi Yi used cinema as a reflection, as a mirror just like great Art does.