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This is an anthology series which means its compromised of 3 different short films compiled together as one, i have to say its not a format im used to or very big fan of — however its not a reason not to watch or try something out. But when a young and promising girl manages to snatch a modeling job from her Yi Lin loses her confidence and spirals down a road that might lead to her quitting modeling altogether. Flavors of Youth is an animated movie directed by and starring , , and. A boy and girl, clearly in love, keep missing their chances to confess to the point that they practically forget about one another. He uses his food adventures as a vehicle for recounting his life; starting with his early childhood memories with his grandmother, through his first love, and up to his disdain with his current social life as an adult. There's no sexual content except remembering a first crush and some mildly romantic, teen early-relationship drama. Narrative-wise, the biggest difference is that each twenty-minute film focuses on different characters and locations, and not all of the stories are preoccupied with romantic love.
Shinkai's characters tend to lack memorability or onscreen presence without intricate and nuanced character animation, and the same can be said for Flavors of Youth. Flavors of Youth is an anthology of three short films, each giving us a glimpse at the life of a young adult living in China. For him, that dish brings up memories of people now beyond his reach: his elderly grandmother, his kindly neighbors who moved away, and an old crush who he never confessed to. I can't tell you how much I used to wish that I'd sudde. The second story is arguably the weakest in the anthology. The childhood friends are cute together, and overall the story felt more hopeful than its inspiration.
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It looks polished and quite wonderful to watch. Flavors of Youth does a great job of portraying China. Although it looks back on childhood, its mature perspective is aimed at adults. If you want to get notified of new movie updates, please sign up for updates below, and join the conversation in our. Flavors of Youth may be far from a masterpiece, but I'm glad that it brought the talented artists at CoMix Wave Films together to portray this sentimental image of China's beautiful cities.
Just don't look for a lot of emotional depth to enhance the eye candy. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. If each short focused as heavily on narration as the first, it might have been a struggle; but the creators knew what they were doing and sequenced the shorts in a way that kept the action rising. The only Griffiths film that I have seen is Broken Blossoms. What other movies have you seen with this format? The themes and motifs that play an important role in the other films are noticeably absent from this one, making it shallow in comparison. This short balances light moments drunk nights and love for cake with some rather serious issues the unhealthy demands and culture involved in the modeling industry. The execution and emotional weight these films carry make them a joy to watch.
The artwork alone has merit to justify a viewing. The film has strong dialogue and attention to detail while its light tone was very well executed. There are a few glimpses of background smoking and one close-up of a cigarette butt on the ground going out. I have watched very few silent movies- ''Sunrise'' is my favorite. The third story, which was directed by Li Haoling himself, channels Shinkai's style the most. The pacing is also perfect, with each film concluding in a satisfying manner without overstaying its welcome. Flavors of Youth retains that narrative about not being able to reconnect with someone like you once did, but it's just as much a story about place as it is about time.
It's a trilogy of three different stories that each explore themes about finding happiness, moving forward while keeping memories close to your heart, learning from past mistakes, and what's really important in life. That relationship is the heart of the story and I particularly loved the dialogue here, especially a couple of very poignant and powerful conversations between the two. Rarely do we get to experience a concise and endearing rendition of childhood in China the way it is presented in Flavors of Youth. Like 5 Centimeters Per Second, Flavors of Youth is a collection of three short films with an overarching theme of growing up and leaving things behind. By trying to replicate the quirks of such a distinctive director, Li's piece sets itself up to fall short, but I enjoyed it a lot anyway.