The movie My Last Year with Mom: Incomplete fireworks in the sky


Special feature of 1905 film network According to statistics, every three seconds, there will be another patient with Alzheimer’s disease in the world. For a long time, filmmakers have been thinking about how to tell the story of Alzheimer’s disease from different perspectives. On the eve of Mother’s Day, a Japanese film released on May 12th showed this theme again, telling how a son who lacks maternal love can understand his mother’s story by witnessing half of the fireworks. After the film was released, there was a polarization of word of mouth. Some viewers thought it was mysterious, slow-paced, far-fetched to go to the meeting, and the editing was sparse. Another part of the audience thinks that sincerity is delicate and has great stamina.


Lu Jianing, an associate professor at China Communication University, said: "These two views are reasonable. In a few words, it is very personal and tells a case-by-case emotion; The second word to describe the film is dislocation. The child was abandoned by his mother for a year, and his mother went to a new relationship willfully. The child is always fighting for love with a remembered mother lover. Under this mode, he often makes a cold attitude towards his sick mother. The film makes the trauma particularly serious. Although Alzheimer’s disease runs through, it has become an opportunity to heal the trauma, which is very different from our understanding of the disease. Its privateness makes the film very delicate, and dislocation will make people feel that it is difficult to identify with many times. "


The film will cause such controversy, which is also related to the cultural differences between China and Japan. "My Last Year with Mom" is full of the aesthetic of mourning for things with Japanese characteristics. When touching external things, I feel deeply touched by the scene and naturally reveal deep and quiet feelings. The hero has always been very resistant to his mother’s pursuit of half a firework, thinking that this is because she is missing her past lover. At the beginning, it was for this lover that her mother abandoned herself for a year. But it wasn’t until he witnessed it that he found out that what his mother had been thinking about was the half fireworks she saw through the opposite tall building in her hometown. When Alzheimer’s Harmo’s disease erodes the mother’s brain, but it doesn’t take away her love for herself, the most precious memory in her heart is still the happy time when she accompanied her son to grow up.


It is also witnessing the half fireworks with my own eyes, and the memories of living with my mother are pouring in. At that moment, the fleeting beauty in the sky seems eternal. The film uses extremely delicate techniques to let the audience and the hero experience the beauty of this moment. The fireworks are bright and dark in mid-air, and the inanimate objects resonate with people’s strong emotions, which lights up the constant love between mother and son, and also makes the audience understand this affection that blood is thicker than water. As the theme of the film, the creative team did not highlight the suffering of Alzheimer’s disease, but turned it into a key to lead the mother and son to untie the knot.


Nowadays, more and more film creators in various countries pay attention to Alzheimer’s disease, which leads to the birth of countless excellent films. However, different educational and cultural differences in different countries make this theme have completely different interpretations, reflecting different lives of people in different countries. Japanese people tend to film Alzheimer’s disease as a cure film, which weakens the pain caused by the disease to patients and their families, and pays attention to how patients can change their relationship with others through Alzheimer’s disease. For example, in his works, relevant plots have been set, and the characters who were not liked originally changed their personalities after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, thus repairing the relationship with family and friends. It can be said that such a description will definitely make people feel cured, but it has become an understatement for this disease, lacking profundity and thinking.


Different values present different perspectives, and in European and American films, such as, etc., they are strongly individualistic. In the eyes of western filmmakers, people are lonely individuals. After suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, patients not only lose their memory, but also look at the world in a chaotic way. Even with the meticulous care of their families, it is difficult to enter the inner world of patients. In the context of many western films, move on is emphasized. No matter what happens, people should go on strongly. However, patients with Alzheimer’s disease have lost this strong heart to go on. They are lonely and no longer sure who they are, so their films often make patients full of tragedy. The Father even cried directly to find his mother who died many years ago, which makes people moved.


Influenced by Confucian culture, ethical concepts and realistic aesthetics, China’s creators pay more attention to the blood ties between family idioms when creating related themes, which leads to a more grand view of history and society. Dislocation in the end, let the mother who should have been taken care of heal her daughter with Alzheimer’s disease, no matter how her age changes, maternal love can still make her strong; In the middle school, my son was afraid that his mother with Alzheimer’s disease would get lost, so he connected himself with his mother with a rope, just like an umbilical cord, and took her back to the Mongolian steppe to find her roots. These excellent works reflect the greatest values of China’s family, and also reflect a wider and deeper space on this theme, and express the thoughts of China filmmakers with movies.


Sickness itself is a tragedy, but many people and families presented in the film actually gained another affection in this tragedy and made up for some regret. There is a line saying that life is different from movies, and life is much harder. I hope movies, light and shadow can give you more strength to face this challenge in life together.


What is the direction of the real estate market in the next five years? Authoritative Interpretation of Economic Daily →

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In the traditional peak season of "Golden September and Silver 10" in the real estate market, developers exchanged prices for quantity, especially head housing enterprises, and achieved good sales performance. Does this mean that the property market will gradually pick up in the future? By studying the Proposal of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Formulating the 14th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-term Target for the Year 2035 issued by the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee, we can see that "housing without speculation" will remain the main tone of the future real estate control policy, and "promoting the healthy development of housing consumption" is expected to bring more incremental space to the market.
In the second half of this year, local regulatory policies have been continuously increased, the real estate market has remained stable as a whole, and the momentum of excessive housing price increases has been effectively curbed. In the traditional peak season of "Golden September and Silver 10" in the real estate market, developers exchanged prices for quantity, especially head housing enterprises, and achieved good sales performance. Does this mean that the property market will gradually pick up in the future?
As can be seen from the "14 th Five-Year Plan" proposal adopted by the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee,"Housing without speculation" will remain the main tone of future real estate regulation and control policies, and "promoting the healthy development of housing consumption" is expected to bring more incremental space to the market..
The "Golden September and Silver 10" property market is generally stable.
Judging from the changes in the sales price of commercial housing in 70 large and medium-sized cities announced by the National Bureau of Statistics, the increase in the sales price of commercial housing dropped slightly in September.
Sheng Guoqing, senior statistician of the Urban Department of the National Bureau of Statistics, said that in September, the sales prices of new commercial housing and second-hand housing in various cities dropped from the previous month. The year-on-year increase in sales prices of new commercial housing and second-hand housing in second-and third-tier cities continued to decline. Although the house price data in October has not yet been released, on the whole, the national house price remained stable in September and October.
September is the traditional sales season in the real estate market, and housing enterprises naturally don’t want to miss this good opportunity for promotion. For example, Evergrande Real Estate launched a large-scale marketing campaign, with sales of about 60 billion yuan during the "Eleventh" period alone, and the overall performance in October exceeded 100 billion yuan. R&F Properties took the lead in entering the real estate e-commerce platform "Tmall Good Room", and promoted it with the help of the platform. During the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" period, sales on this platform alone reached 5.6 billion yuan. COSCO Group’s sales in September and October were 16.03 billion yuan and 16.11 billion yuan respectively, up by 19% and 31% respectively.
Statistics from research institutions show that, Evergrande, Sunac, Country Garden, Vanke and Poly all exceeded 100 billion yuan in total sales in September and October.. In addition, in October, the sales performance of housing enterprises such as Poly, Greentown, Shimao, Gemdale, China Merchants and Jinmao was also outstanding, and the monthly performance scale increased significantly year-on-year.
However, people in the industry generally believe that housing enterprises actively market during the sales window period. Compared with other small and medium-sized housing enterprises, leading housing enterprises perform more prominently. And on the whole,Since the third quarter, the growth of the overall performance scale of housing enterprises has mainly benefited from the backward pace of sales and supply during the year, and the supply has increased significantly..
Since the second half of this year, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu and other cities have successively introduced real estate control measures to crack down on speculation and prevent the property market from overheating. From the current point of view, the policy effect is obvious, and the housing price has not risen too fast under the control. Stability is still the general tone of the current market.
Adhere to the main tone of "housing without speculation"
The influence of policy direction on the future real estate market is very important. As the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" enters its final year, what will be the main tone of the real estate market in the next five years?
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China’s Proposal on Formulating the 14th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-term Target for the Year 2035 (hereinafter referred to as the Proposal) puts forward that "we should adhere to the position that houses are used for living, not for speculation, rent and purchase at the same time, and promote the stable and healthy development of the real estate market", "promote the healthy development of housing consumption", "effectively increase the supply of affordable housing, improve the income distribution mechanism of land transfer, and explore and support the use of collective construction land to build rental housing according to the plan.
All the above shows that the real estate policy will maintain stability and continuity. During the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" period, after the policy of "housing and not speculating" was put forward, China’s real estate market generally entered a stage of steady development, and individual cities adopted a high-pressure policy of "outcrop and fight" against the excessive rise in housing prices.Even in the first half of this year, when the COVID-19 epidemic was sudden and the downward pressure on the economy increased, the regulation of the real estate market in the second half of this year has not been relaxed at all.. The central government and a number of competent departments have stated that they adhere to the positioning of "housing and not speculating", and talked about relevant cities, introduced new financing regulations, and continuously introduced regulatory measures in many places, demonstrating their firm determination to curb the excessive rise in housing prices.
It can be said that the main tone of the real estate policy during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period will still be "housing and not speculating", and the stable and healthy development of the real estate market will be a clear direction..
Affected by the tightening of regulation, the local real estate policy was significantly reduced in October. Based on the fact that the central level has always maintained the determination of real estate regulation and control, and since the second half of the year, it is expected that the real estate policy environment will remain tight in the next stage, and local governments will remain cautious when introducing regulation and control policies. Hot cities and cities with excessively high housing prices will still face tightening regulation and control, and it is not excluded that more cities will join the "restricted purchase and restricted sales tide".
The "National Monitoring Report on Real Estate Policy Changes" released by the Evaluation and Research Center of China Housing Research Association in October believes that,In the long run, the purpose of real estate regulation is to stabilize land prices, stabilize house prices and expectations, and promote the stable and healthy development of the real estate market. With the effective control of the real estate market in hot cities, the real estate policy environment will also change from tight to stable..
The "Proposal" also clearly stated that it is necessary to adhere to the policy of the city, promote the healthy development of housing consumption, and promote the balanced development of finance, real estate and the real economy. Under the guidance of policies, the differentiation of local regulation is expected to be further intensified in the future. Third-and fourth-tier cities may take the lead in stabilizing the property market by accelerating the construction of new urbanization, encouraging farmers to buy houses in cities, and giving subsidies or tax incentives for buying houses. In some hot cities, the real estate market supervision will maintain a high-pressure situation.
Promote the healthy development of housing consumption
In many people’s minds, investing in real estate can achieve the goal of maintaining and increasing wealth. Even if house prices can’t rise as sharply as in the past in the next few years, they can at least outperform inflation. Is buying a house really a sure-fire business?
In recent years, the property market has proved by facts that the investment in buying a house, like other investment behaviors, may make money or lose money. Some research institutions have compared house prices with CPI in the past three years, and found that only a few cities such as Xi ‘an and Yantai really exceeded the CPI increase. In Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and other first-tier cities, the increase in house prices has not outperformed inflation in the past three years; In Wuhan, Tianjin, Langfang and other cities, the relative decline in house prices is obvious.
When referring to housing consumption, the "Proposal" clearly "promotes the healthy development of housing consumption". People in the industry generally believe that,"Housing consumption" is not simply the purchase consumption. The purchase consumption is gradually changing to residential consumption, including rental housing, renovation, supporting upgrades, quality improvement, service improvement and other broader consumer needs, linking many industries such as building materials, home improvement, health care and property services..
It is worth noting that the focus of promoting housing consumption is more on "healthy development", which means that residents’ housing improvement needs based on urban-rural migration, family changes and income growth are met. For development enterprises, we should pay attention to diversification and focus on improving the ability of continuous operation and service. As the number of new housing developments will decrease in the future, property management, pension, commerce, cultural tourism and renovation of old residential areas may become important profit sources for housing enterprises.
Source/Economic Daily (Reporter Kang Shu), the original title is "The real estate market performed steadily in September, and the main tone of the property market will not change."
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