Leading the box office by catering to the younger generation in North America
There are movies that I can barely get a clue what kind of movie it is, even if I look at the poster, watch the preview video, or read the intro.
A low-budget movie starring Asian actors is causing a stir. The film, which was released in about ten theaters in the United States last year, received enthusiastic responses from the younger generation and was screened in more than 3,000 theaters within a few months. It was A24’s first independent film distribution to exceed $100 million in revenue, becoming A24’s highest-grossing film. Last month at the Golden Globe Awards, Yang Zi-chung (Ang Cha-kyung), who played lead character Evelyn, and Ki Hoi-quan, who played her husband Weymond, won Best Actress and Best actor in a supporting role, winning two gold medals. medals. At the prestigious American film awards ceremony, the 95th Academy Awards (Oscar),
The box office success of
A new family story where mothers understand their daughters
American media such as Vox interpreted that the “millennium parental apology fantasy” is emerging as a new subgenre within the family drama genre, and
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Minority melted everywhere in the work without being heavy
Aeol is also a story of Asian immigrants, sexual minorities, middle-aged women, and people with mental disabilities. Diverse and complex minority identities blend naturally throughout the work. It tells a completely different story from the white, male, and straight-centric narrative, without foregrounding any topic such as race, gender, sexual identity, or mental health issues. A middle-aged Asian woman who seems like the most unsuccessful person in the world becomes a hero who saves the world and her family from despair. The film was well received by Asian immigrants and the queer community, as well as the younger generation who oppose racism and sexism.
Director Daniel Kwan cast Evelyn as a character with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Evelyn finds it hard to concentrate on anything, especially when it comes to dealing with taxes. The rather frantic dialogue and fragmented screens at the start of the film are the result of following Evelyn’s gaze.
A philosophy necessary for a generation that does not believe in God
The film introduces a new philosophy of life to the younger generation who do not believe in God. In the film, the “black bagel”, a symbol of chaos and despair, appears. Created by Joy, who has experienced everything in every multiverse. When you look at a bagel, you fall into despair. Joy, who represents the younger generation, says, “Nothing matters.”
Young people around the world rarely believe in any one truth or in God these days. A survey from Arizona Christian University last year found that 28% of baby boomers and 43% of millennials said they “don’t know, care or believe in God”. It’s easy to end up with nihilism like Joy, if you think there’s no right, wrong or meaning in any choice.
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