Through the ages of mankind, the topic of LOVE is always been a favorite preference of any piece or work of art! Be it romantic love, familial love or friendship love. It’s because LOVE is one of the foundation why we keep breathing and living in this world full of surprises. No matter what medium it is conveyed, the theme of love always moved people. It’s powerful and it’s domineering.
I stumbled one time reading comments on some sites and learned that many Rainbow advocates and supporters had watched the movie: Love of Siam. It is a Thai romantic-drama film. I hope this film would be shown here in CEBU’s prime cinemas to cater our LGBT communities within the locality. It has been part of the Cinemanila 2008’s South East Asia (SEA) Film Competition. There is one scene that is a focal point of controversy (watch video below). It is simply a gay teen romance of two teenage boys (Mario Maurer as Tong and Witwisit Hiranyawongkul as Mew) but the film’s story revolves around the value of friendship, loving and being loved, family’s quest for unity of a loss member, separation and loneliness, identity crisis amidst affection, obedience of a son and protection of a mother, camaraderie and understanding of friends, musical talent and how gifted the young of today, infatuations and unrequited admirations as part of teen life, the many diversities of emotions, and of course, the right to choose the kind of sexual preference you want to be.
“The controversial kissing scene. My fave part. So meek, mild, and sweet. That’s my opinion.” Shhhhh…
Tong: That song. It’s so beautiful. How do you write it?
Mew: Umm. Without you in my life, there wouldn’t be such a song. After hearing it, do you have anything to say?
Tong: I can say this. (He kissed Mew on the lips as his reply)
**Simply sweet. And critics, don’t be too harsh, it’s emotion! You can’t get wrong with it as it is love and affection.**
And the Behind the Scenes on that kissing controversy …
This movie (written and directed by Chookiat Sakveerakul) was released November 2007 in Thailand and is a Box-Office hit! It’s near November, get a dose of it and share it with your friends and even your immediate family. It has lots of key messages directed to the wide audience. So it’s for all! It’s a societal issue and it’s everybody’s concern. Mind you!
I just downloaded the movie from torrentz.com. You can watch it on youtube.com but the buffering mode might be a hassle for you. I burn dvd copies (with English subtitles) of it for friends. You want one? If you feature my site with this entry, give me a link to it, I’ll check on it and I will give you a dvd copy of Love of Siam. Limited copies folks!!! I’m on a budget. But if there are sponsors, you may send your blank dvds to me! LOL! I have this LOS syndrome that I keep watching it everyday! The most touching part of the movie is near ending when Tong gave a Christmas present to Mew! The nose of a wooden doll that’s missing when they are still childhood neighbors. Just watch the movie! You’ll know why it made me cry!
“As long as you love, you will still have hope. “
Some catch lines in the movie:
Tong: I can’t be with you as your boyfriend. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you.
Mew: Thank you.
Mew: If we can love someone so much how will we be able to handle it the day we are separated? And, if being separated is part of life, and you know about separation well. Is it possible Tong, that we can love someone and never be afraid of losing them? At the same time, I was also wondering. Is it possible that, we can live our entire life without loving anyone at all? That’s my loneliness.
You were sound asleep in my arms, I tried not to wake you. Tong. (in a post it message)
Thanks for staying. I hope you get home safely. Mew. (in a text message)