A Slice of Insight Into ‘Cake’


Week three’s viewing of an Asian film lead me to ‘Cake’, a Pakistani comedy drama released in 2018. Following the lives of two sisters and their family, we watch their experience of love, loss, grief and conflict in a film that emphasises the value of family.

These values take me back to the concept of “filial piety” that I discussed in my previous BCM 320 blog post. As referenced in the above tweet, the father’s return from hospital is celebrated in a party-like fashion, with chanting, cheering and singing gracing him upon his return. This again, similar to certain…

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