Today, a whole day at the library with Denah. She worked on some stuffs on PC and of course, YouTube-ing and I just keep my eyes on the stack of books that I borrowed. They are five or six of them. Haha. I can’t find the book that I really want, and ended up bring all those books home.
And after some tiring-reading, I glanced to Denah. Saw what she watched, some video clips and whoosh!- I’m involved.
Out of sudden, we are watching a Thailand’s short film entitled “The Library”. So, I felt like wanna do some review about it even I knew I’m not so master in writing one.heh
Yes, as the title stated; most of the scene were at a library. It was about unread messages and well, untold feeling. There was a man who always read the book in the library; the place where the girl worked (librarian). Make it short, the girl fell in love with the man and she never told him. Books by books were borrowed by the man and the girl is still, just being a receptionist at the library counter.
One day, the man brought a beautiful girl to the library and they have so much fun. They read books together, bursting some laughs and they is a happy couple. The librarian girl was just watching their happiness from a far distance and gave up on her dreams. Dreams to live with the man was slowly vanished. Maybe she know, there’s no point in fighting on someone that had been madly in love.
Years passing by, the man and the beautiful girl were married and having a cute daughter. Unfortunately, they had some problems in the marriage – his wife left him for another man. And since then, the man went to the library more often than usual. He brang together his daughter and the librarian girl started to become a part of them, playing around with her.But with the man, – they didn’t talk too much, still.
It is one night- when the man was at the library, and the librarian girl suggested a book to him; a book that was related to an eternity life. The man thanks her for being there during his down time. The girl was about to say that she loves him, but she never did and the man finally left the library.
The man never shows up at the library anymore. Until one day, his ex-wife came and returned back the book that she gave to him that night. She has been told that the man is passed away due to liver cancer. She cried and the tears fall onto the card that had been “hang” on the first page of borrowed book’s pocket. She saw a handwriting behind the card.
It is written that “This is my last message for you…” and she know, with the “last” ; there should be a “first”! She ran finding the books that the man borrowed all those days. It was true, behind every cards, there were some short messages and all are written for her. The man loves her too at the first day they meet each other’s eyes.
But it’s too late.
“I don’t know why, I want you to be the first person to know..” – a note behind the book’s card that the man borrowed when his daughter born. I’m thinking – Is that a love-reaction? Wanting someone to be the first person to know something? I guess so..
So, with that, the short film ended.
It is sad. They love each other and never find way to unite – common? I asked Denah, what is the lesson she got. She said that, we have to tell our beloved that we love them before it’s too late. “And find some appropriate and non-complicated way”, I added.
I agree. Life should not be so complicated. This film shouldn’t be review on inter-gender love only, family and friends – we should tell them how much we heart them.
This is not a movie review I guess? More to a story telling.hehe.