serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon 🍋
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i think i would have enjoyed the longer version of this story (which i will definitely try to see some time soon) because the conciseness of this version leaves me wanting more and needing more space to breathe. there's so much tenderness, longing, anger, and distress in matrimony that even after all that hell, there's still a thread of fondness connecting johan and marianne.
An interesting study of the male desire told through the lens of a woman. Men in their loneliness, find ghosts in their parts of the city and fill it with their own longings. All it takes is one woman to fulfill those desires: someone to talk to, someone to fuck, someone to hold and someone to marry. Look at how desire takes a constant shape and upon fulfillment leaves a throbbing emptiness against the city. It's pathetic, it's disgusting, it’s upsetting, it's very very sad.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
They were not kidding when they talked of how sublime this film was. Its quiet moments, frustrations and absurdity transcends while letting us basks in loneliness.
When I was in college, I didnt have much people to hang out with. I always found myself in someone else’s company. One day, my then companion asked me “Lagi kang nag-iisa, di ka ba nalulungkot?” and I said “Sanay na ko.” And I think about all those moments, my teenager self singing alone…