Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Movie Review: Kita Kita

Kita Kita (I See You) tells the story of Lea and Tonyo, two Filipinos living in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Lea is a Velo taxi tour guide. She suffers an accident which leads to her being affected by temporary blindness. Her blindness, if not cured in a few weeks, could become permanent. Tonyo is also a Filipino who lives right across from Lea. Lea tries her best to ignore him at first because she is scared of not seeing him. But Tonyo is persistent and is determined to be her friend, using humor and kindness to make a connection. With every effort that he makes the two gradually become closer. In an ironic way, becoming blind allows Lea to see the true character of Tonyo. This story is about perception and about how sometimes we can’t see the real story behind a person. As Lea’s story ends, we will see Tonyo’s story begin.

I'm so touched and cried after watching this film on its Philippine premiere.  It is a different kind of love story that I've seen in while in a local film. Alessandra and Empoy made you laugh at the start of the film, but  definitely made you cry towards the end . I like the message that they successfully deliver to the audience. Kita Kita shows us a different perspective on love and taught us that sometimes we can only see the importance of someone once they are gone. This film will truly melt your heart and appreciate more the people around us. The theme song of the film "Two Less Lonely People In The World" sang by KZ Tandingan is a solid one also. Beautifully shot in Sapporo Japan with Korean vibes of romance, Kita-Kita is a smart script peppered with genuinely witty dialogue, heartfelt story and natural chemistry between Alessandra and Empoy that keep this bitter sweet romantic film watchable throughout.

My Verdict: 4/5

Warning! Q&A contains spoiler

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