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November 5, 2011 at 3:23pm

The Way We Are (2008) Ann Hui


I had the pleasure of watching this gem of a movie this weekend. In the simplest way it had the ability to encapsulate the life of the average working class in Hong Kong beautifully. Family is family, no matter what. The family you’re born with, but also the family you find along the way. Director Ann Hui has managed to convey the sort of compassion in Chinese culture which is very hard to describe - in fact, there are many moments where there is no dialogue because silence speaks best. Sometimes there are just no words. I hope that Hong Kong cinema will continue to move forward in this positive direction. A film with substance, thought-provoking for the audience. That’s something worth watching.

- Becky


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