SWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETFirstly, I feel awed that someone could write, direct, AND star in such a masterful piece. I went because people said it was good. I expected it to be melodramatic and overly artsy. But no, this is an absolute piece of genius. It is amazing that it can manipulate every emotion, sometimes two opposite emotions at the same time.
In the first part we are amazed by the beauty of the place and the people. An amazing lead character is presented. We fall in love with him almost immediately and very completely. There's a brilliantly funny-sad romance. In the midst of that we watch the hard times on the family roll off our hero's shoulders like raindrops off an umbrella. But trouble is ahead.
In the second part, we are torn apart just as the family is, and fall in love again with an adorable and bright little boy. There is a new anxiety because we know that our loves are in trouble, but the hero continues to make us laugh and smile even in the face of death and destruction. We can certainly understand "the gift" this man has given to his wife and son. It teaches us that bringing joy to others isn't futile in those dire circumstances. There is always room for hope and laughter.
Wow wow and triple wowI can't wait to see it again.