why do you always talk about films? you always talk about films. there are other things.
Taipei Story opens with Chin looking at a new apartment with Lung. She wants to escape her father’s smothering, oppressive influence. “Times have changed. An unmarried woman moving out?” her father (Wu Ping-nan) says to himself, illustrating his unflinching devotion to values from a bygone Taiwanese era. Like most apartments up for sale, this one is completely empty. But Yang immediately imbues it with an extraordinary sense of emotional constriction and unavailability: Lung clings to the dark, peripheral spaces offered…
You said you liked me.
That was last semester.
Being fourteen is full of moments and people which are transitory: The girl who once held your hand will ignore you when the new school year comes. Jumping on a trampoline in the sunlight. A death in the family. A fight with your best friend (but this won’t last forever). A mix tape, lovingly made but never gifted. Other moments will stick with you forever, like the scar behind the ear…
When I die I want this scene to be played at my funeral.
"Motherfucker. Motherfucker. You fucking asshole. Who the fuck are you? Who the fuck do you think you are? I come in here, you don't know me, you don't know who I am, what my life is, you have the balls, the indecency to ask me a question about my life? Fuck you, too. Don't call me "lady". I come in here, I give these things to you,…