In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love ★★★★★

This film is heartbreaking in every sense of the word. Its an ode to the kind of love that embeds itself in the quiet of the present; that is meant to be recalled fondly as a memory, as a reminder of the not-so-distant past. It isnt a conventional depiction of romantic love. The passion of feeling doesnt blatantly consume the lovers nor does it justify the pain inflicted by the infidelity of their partners. Its subtle but all consuming; selfless yet self-indulgent; poignant and still hopeful. 

All in all its a masterpiece and doesnt really leave much to say.

Its unlike any other portrayal of love I’ve seen in film and thats what makes it so special. This one feels like I’ll go back to it more often than I ought to (for the sake of my mental well being).

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