Butterfly (Hu die) Reviews

  • Aug 07, 2015

    An interesting film about balancing between familial/societal obligation and being true to oneself. Not a bad way to spend 80 mins

    An interesting film about balancing between familial/societal obligation and being true to oneself. Not a bad way to spend 80 mins

  • Nov 29, 2012

    Too slow although the end is rewarding

    Too slow although the end is rewarding

  • Aug 25, 2012

    Somewhat romantic, but very lose script.

    Somewhat romantic, but very lose script.

  • Luke B Super Reviewer
    May 02, 2011

    A very sweet film about sexual awakening. Many have commented that the romance blossoms too quickly, which for me completely misses the point. The reason the attractive builds into romance so fast is due to the feelings of nostalgia it raises in Flavia. One of the most honest and beautiful subjects of this film is to see selfish lust drift into actual love. For Flavia, love is at first an ecape. It reminds her of when she felt young and wanted. For Yip, it's a chance to be with an older woman that will support her during the building of her music career. As the events unfold it doesn't leave the world unaffected. Flavia's marriage begins to crumble, and her husband is portrayed as sweet, but too reliant on her. We get a feeling that Flavia hasbeen forced into this life against her will. The past is sent against a political backdrop that raises tensions. I watched this on Blu-Ray which just emphasized the stunning photography. A real quiet gem of a film, which hides enough of the relationship to make it an ambiguous study open for interpretation.

    A very sweet film about sexual awakening. Many have commented that the romance blossoms too quickly, which for me completely misses the point. The reason the attractive builds into romance so fast is due to the feelings of nostalgia it raises in Flavia. One of the most honest and beautiful subjects of this film is to see selfish lust drift into actual love. For Flavia, love is at first an ecape. It reminds her of when she felt young and wanted. For Yip, it's a chance to be with an older woman that will support her during the building of her music career. As the events unfold it doesn't leave the world unaffected. Flavia's marriage begins to crumble, and her husband is portrayed as sweet, but too reliant on her. We get a feeling that Flavia hasbeen forced into this life against her will. The past is sent against a political backdrop that raises tensions. I watched this on Blu-Ray which just emphasized the stunning photography. A real quiet gem of a film, which hides enough of the relationship to make it an ambiguous study open for interpretation.

  • Oct 30, 2010

    Truly beautiful movie. Tends to get a bit long-ish, but good cast, good story.

    Truly beautiful movie. Tends to get a bit long-ish, but good cast, good story.

  • Oct 27, 2010

    irresistible Josie Ho! *______*

    irresistible Josie Ho! *______*

  • Apr 20, 2010

    This movie techniques and the timeline of story-telling is attractive.

    This movie techniques and the timeline of story-telling is attractive.

  • Dec 20, 2009

    it takes courage to be happy

    it takes courage to be happy

  • Oct 12, 2009

    Só uma coisa: múm na trilha sonora.

    Só uma coisa: múm na trilha sonora.

  • Jan 27, 2009

    Patchy, a bit too long. BUT it's rare to see a good ending, well depends on what's important to you.

    Patchy, a bit too long. BUT it's rare to see a good ending, well depends on what's important to you.