An awkward Indonesian dork with a mild love for movies... Just kidding, my taste is just not very diverse.
This is probably the most anime way to tell a fairytale, in the best way possible. It's an outstanding piece of audiovisual art, with a solid human story at its core, and a imaginative vision lifting it all to great heights. It can get a bit too in-your-face and crazy for its own good, but it's very forgivable when you think about how dazzling of an experience this movie can be.
I had a blast watching this, it's an absolute rollercoaster of emotions! It's a collection of three short films, beautifully animated in roughly the same style.
The first one is "The Rice Noodles", and it's a narration heavy story about a man's love for San Xian noodles, and various memories that are intertwined with it. While the note that it ended on didn't quite sit right with me, and the narration can be a bit too much, it presented its…
I enjoyed this as much as I expected to. Technically it's very made. The one shot cinematography is done pretty well, allowing the movie to feel very grounded. They did a lot of great looking shots with the limitations at hand. The night town flares scene comes to mind.
The music helps intensify a lot of the scenes, although there's one moment in particular where the music choice felt quite distracting (start of the night town flare scene). I particularly…