Dan Invited Hanna Over for Dinner
An unexpected dinner invitation disrupts Hanna's life. Idiosyncrasies and anxieties in the life of a modern young couple.
Hanna’s day life is abruptly shaken by an unexpected dinner invitation from her boyfriend. “Dan does not know how to cook, I’ve never been invited to dinner at his house”, she thinks. This sudden event disorients her day. Pretty much everyone is familiar with those little moments in a relationship that manage to regress even the most cynical person to a teenager-in-love state. Director Patrick T. Lo plays on this familiarity, he narrates the anxieties and concerns of his protagonist mixing past memories and possible futures, therefore creating a bittersweet atmosphere that echoes many contemporary independent filmmakers (Noah Baumbach is the first that comes to mind). Hanna’s convinced that Dan is going to propose to her, but she doesn’t feel ready, her life’s perfect that way it is, she longs for her independence. But life is not always like we imagine it to be …
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