In Week 1, we watched a screening of Love For Sale, an Indonesian film about a man named Richard, a single man approaching the halfway point of his life, who is dared by his friends to bring a date to the wedding of his friend.
Whilst watching, the first thing that immediately came to my mind was the feeling of loneliness and isolation that pervades the opening scenes of the film, and much of the early portion of the movie.
Maybe it’s just me, but I couldn’t help but get the impression of Richard being a very lonely man during the opening credits of the movie. I could be influenced by this ongoing pandemic thing that has lead to many of us being shut-ins without much social interaction, but it reminded me of what the past several months have been like – waking up, going to work, and coming…
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