Yongsheng, Whose Son - Commentary on Wong Kar Wai's "In the Mood for Love" (3)

Grayson 2022-04-21 09:01:47



Yongsheng should be the child of Zhou Muyun and Su Lizhen.
Both Zhou and Su are fans of martial arts novels. They have many of the same hobbies and interests, such as watching movies, listening to Zhou Xuan's songs, and the same dedication and sincerity to emotions, and a sense of responsibility for family and marriage. There is the same misfortune: being betrayed and abandoned by a loved one, licking the wounds alone, bearing the moral cross that should be borne by the betrayal, struggling to pursue love and not being able to preserve marriage and being faithful to marriage and the corresponding moral responsibilities can only In the dilemma of letting go of true love. The time they wrote martial arts novels together was the most splendid "In the Mood for Love" in each other's lives. Some admired each other for the wonderful passages they created, some danced and cheered for each other's favorite classic old songs, and some of them knew each other. Looking at each other and smiling, there is a moment of comfort and warmth, and there is a lingering sadness in which the spirit and the flesh fit together (there is a bridge section, in the back seat of the taxi, Su snuggled into Zhou's arms mournfully and tenderly, saying that I don't plan on tonight. went back, indicating that they had nights together). Jin Yong's martial arts novels are classic and outstanding representatives of contemporary new martial arts novels, and the word "Jin Yong" is usually regarded as a synonym for martial arts. Women who are infatuated with righteousness in the world often give their children a name related to the most intense emotional experience in their life, as a release and sustenance of some kind of emotion. Su named her beloved son Yongsheng, who lived with her, which should have a deep meaning. Yongsheng is her and Zhou's child, a gift from the passionate years when they wrote martial arts novels together, and the only inscription of the Mood for Love in their lives.
In addition, when Su Zai was still Mrs. Chen, he did not have children with Mr. Chen. Later, Mr. Chen and Mrs. Zhou went to Fusang, and there was no news, and there was no such possibility. Judging from Su's attitude towards emotions and the fact that she was raising Yongsheng alone, no one will enter her heart after Zhou, and Su has always been alone. So, Yongsheng is not the child of Zhou Muyun and Su Lizhen, but who else will be.

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Extended Reading
  • Yessenia 2021-11-15 08:01:27

    Whoever feels lonely first will lose.

  • Freida 2022-04-24 07:01:05

    Wong Kar-wai's films have a cool and dazzling sense of form, but they're actually full of emotions. A theme that has always been carried out in this film is: the desire for some kind of talk and communication between people and the helplessness of the impossibility of individual communication which is far stronger than this desire.

In the Mood for Love quotes

  • Chow Mo-wan: I have a chapter to finish.

    Su Li-zhen Chan: Where have you got to?

    Chow Mo-wan: The drunken master just showed up.

    Su Li-zhen Chan: When did he get written in?

    Chow Mo-wan: Just now!

  • Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': [picks up phone] Hello, Singapore Daily.

    [into phone]

    Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': Hold on.

    [turns to room]

    Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': Mr. Chow, call for you.

    Chow Mo-wan: [hurriedly arrives to pick up phone] Thanks!

    [into phone]

    Chow Mo-wan: Hello?

    Chow Mo-wan: [into phone] Hello?

    [cuts to Mrs. Chan holding phone, she remains silent]