This must be one of the most beautiful movies I have watched this year, or ever.
The movie deals with themes that have always captured my imagination: memory, history, love. It’s amazing watching the characters navigate these three narrow alleyways, not knowing when their paths will cross or when their lives will overlap. So many questions come to mind during the show: What do we choose to remember from the past? What do we think happened? What really happened? Why do we hold on to memory? As emotions get in the way, the line between memory and history is blurred, and it is in ths space between the two that love / hate / desire / longing / forgetfulness reside.
Perhaps the thought of falling in love with someone can be much more powerful than the actual act of doing so.
Perhaps leaving a relationship is not always the worst thing to do for the other person.
Perhaps letting go at the right moment ensures that only a perfect memory of you remains in the mind of another.
Love the tentative aspects that this movie explores, and they remind me of a line from a poem by one of my favourite poets, Philip Larkin:
“Our almost-instinct almost true:
What will survive of us is love.”