Sunday, January 03, 2010

Tea Fight 斗茶

A wave movie (Japan and Taiwan):
Starring Vic Zhou (F4), Chun-ning Chang (White Tower),
Teruyuki Kagawa, Erika Toda.
Photo Credit: Taiwan Cinema
I got to watch Tea Fight, a Japanese/Taiwanese film with Vic Zhou. It has an extraordinary story, I didn't even know that there was such a story about the tea. That's what I am talking about (regarding Mano Po 6) creating a visually and deep literary piece out of some very simple thing such as that of our tea.

The watercolored?!animation at the opening scene has a nice feel--- "ancient-y" yet new?! (you get the feel that they are telling an ancient story because of its color but it's crisp in terms of rendering) and you know that it's Japan who made it.

Dad: Pagtapos mo manuod nyan gusto mo na mag tea fight.

After seeing the movie, I want a tea fight, but before that I want to go back to Hong Kong and learn how to prepare a tea ceremony, or do we have it here in PH? I also want to try that Oolong tea--- (di masarap sabi ng tatay ko)--- I have had Jasmine and the regular green green tea--- oh! I also want a Lotus Tea--- looks nice--- like magic.