I had seen the film before, a different version, and I must say I enjoyed it just as thoroughly, if not more, this time as the last time. I felt that the film portrayed the confusion and the struggle between love and the aspects of our personalities that can confuse or get in the way of it, and I found it refreshing to hear a man’s perspective of this that was explained through an exploration of thoughts and feelings rather than an explanation for one’s actions. I found it extremely relatable to anyone, regardless of race, gender, or what have you, and i saw myself and my struggles in love portrayed in the film in one way or another. The animations were absolutely stunning as well. My favorite was the one with the nudes, perhaps bc I like painting nudes lol, and also it reminded me of “Kirikou and the Sorceress”, which is a movie I really love.
Coming from an artist, I can deeply appreciate the honesty with himself and the willingness to put one’s story out there, vulnerable to scrutiny. It is also comforting to know that I’m not the only one out here internally struggling with this thing we call love and relationships. Its difficult mixing two journeys in love and i think the difficulty is felt from the film. But don’t get the impression that this film is depressing, or “woe-is-me-ish” in any way. I found it lighthearted in a way, personally. Maybe because, to me, the character in the film loves in a way that is very uncommon nowadays - freely.
I also got to meet Adepero Oduye from Pariah, and she was super cool :D I met Terence Nance too, but when I’m nervous I get reclusive, so I said all of two words to him lol. But he seemed super cool as well :D