Sunday, June 28, 2009

Special Parfait of the Week: 5 Centimeters per Second

A tale of two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually grow farther and farther apart as time moves on. They become separated because of their families yet continue to exchange contact in the form of letters. Yet as time continues to trudge on, their contact with one another begins to cease. Years pass and the rift between them grows ever larger. However, Takaki remembers the times they have shared together, but as life continues to unfold for him, he wonders if he would be given the chance to meet Akari again as the tale embarks on Takaki's realization of the world and people around him.


Basically, this movie is all about distance and relationships. Well, I don't have any first hand experience to this one as I have not been in any long distance relationships. But I did realize something - the importance of communication in a relationship. The movie was set during the time where cellphones, YM, and chat are not yet discovered. It's the time where communication greatly relies on snail mails and letters. As I have said in my LJ account, if those two were born in a more modern world, then the story would not be the same. Most probably, they can still contact each other no matter how far one is. Because we now have faster means to communicate, the relationships that we have with other people is much more easier to maintain and nourish. May it be romantic relationships or a friendly one, our need for communication is now answered by the technologies available for all of us.
If your interested with my longer post about this one, you can visit my LJ account here.

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