Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The road home
This low-budget film, directed by Zhang Yimou, doesn't have a complex storyline. It's all about one thing, love. The movie starts with a man who returns to his home where he grew up. He returns cause his father died. When he is there again and helps his mother to with the traditional funeral he remembers the memories of the love between his mother and father.
When a new teacher arrives at a small village, one girl (Zhang Ziyi) falls in love with him the moment she sees him. She tries to get his attention in different ways. Well...about the story... that is it.
This movie is so beautiful because it's pure filming. Many filmshots just show the face of Zhang Ziyi (perfect casting! She is so very beautiful and acts wonderfully. She gives true feeling for the innocence of a child's love), with some peaceful music too. Nature plays an important role too, those camera shots will give you a peaceful feeling.
It's a peaceful movie of love and beauty, worth watching!