If you are looking for a typical parabola of excitement in a film, prepare yourself for a big difference in Friendship.
Starring Mario Maurer (Love of Siam) and Apinya Sakuljaroensuk (character Mituna), with a fantastic support from a very good looking young actor, character Lam, the movie depicts the journey of love you make when you are not looking for one and eventually finding the greatest love of your life.
I asked for conflict when the movie started to roll so many teenybopper scenes in the middle; I did not expect that the script would give me all the conflicts all at once!
Beautifully narrated, script great, cinematography astonishing and cast well-chosen.
How does love happen?
How many things, people and consequences have to collide and meet before you see the spark?
When do you know that spark happens?
Whom would you tell?
How do you keep the love burning? A year or so? A lifetime?
Would you wait for a dramatic moment to happen or grab every moment you have?
Does the heart say everything it wants to say?
Does life deliberately stir things to happen and undo any resolve?
Or does life deliberately stir things to happen to weave more out of itself?
Do we love to beget love or do we love just because we know love actually happens?
When does love learn to let go? In parting? In goodbye? In death?
Does the heart really remember memories of our emotions?
When the film started rolling its credits, I felt so heavy in the heart that I couldn’t let it just go. The ripples of emotions it created made me run to a friend and ask a lot of questions as to why such things happened.
The film’s end is not revealed in the traditional way. This part is a must-see.
This Thai film truly spun a good story creating massive and elaborate embroideries of questions. Questions I surely want to pursue knowing.
But the premise of knowing this still holds to be elusive.