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Busan Film Review: ‘Love Education’

Busan Film Review: ‘Love Education’

The marriage vow “till death do us part” takes on new implications in “Love Education,” in which two women fight over the exhumed body of a polygamous man. Taiwanese actress-director Sylvia Chang’s generational drama explores how China’s feudal legacy continues to impact contempo family values. Rippling with gentle irony and worldly wisdom on the philosophy of love, the seemingly soapy plot masks a deft political metaphor within a poignant historical backgound. Chang’s mellow touch makes the film an easy watch, perhaps a little too easy given the way differences are ultimately resolved. Still, this is one film that can resonate with audiences of a certain age across all Chinese-speaking markets, promising moderate combined B.O.

Like a thematic sequel to Chang’s 2004 film “20, 30, 40,” — this time comparing women on the cusp of 30, 60, 90 — the film, co-written by Chang and You Xiaoying, draws parallel relationships that exhibit multiple facets of love shaped by evolving gender roles in society

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