This is a 3rd and last part on my earlier blog post - A relaxing evening.
After taking a break from the photography session at the kampong in the sunny afternoon, i settled down to catch a movie in the evening to end my happy day. This is a new Japanese movie titled "My Patisserie a.k.a Patisserie Coin de Rue 辛福洋果子" starring famous actor, Yosuke Eguchi, popularly known as 江口洋介. This movie screens exclusively only at GV Vivocity, therefore i travelled from north to south just to watch this much anticipated movie. Indeed, this movie did not disappoint me and in fact, it was such a meaningful show that i can't help to ponder on some thoughts after the show.
This story is about 江口洋介 who was once widely lauded as a legendary pastry chef but some years ago he inexplicably left the field. Since that, he has lectured at culinary schools and wrote a guidebook for pastry critics. He later meets a young girl who aspires to be a potentially professional maker of pastries. Her determination to strive somehow managed to move 江口洋介 and he decides to move on from despair and take on a new challenge in the pastry making world.
This film is a visual delight, every bit as tasty as the cakes / pastries and deserts shown on screen. This is a story about passion and grief. We build our lives around people. Even though they may not be who we think they are or they leave us unexpectedly, they give our lives purpose and meaning. So how do we react when they are no longer there? We could just run away and hope the world never bother us again. Or we can fight.
It is really a delicate affair, matching desolation with an obsessional desire to be the best you can be in your chosen profession. This movie is about the people and their relationships. How customers’ lives interact with the shop, how an outsider can provoke change, how new lives can emerge from the old when people work together. This movie is not a sentimental romance. It reaches an ending that feels right in all the circumstances. Life will go on. It will not be the same. Hopefully, it will be better than before.
You may not understand or agree fully on the above, well, all i can say, go & watch this movie. You'll know what i mean.
"My Patisserie" is not a movie to be missed - sadly, i can't have samples of the cakes served as i watched the film to perfect my enjoyment. :-)
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