This film is nothing less than an experience in re-learning what it means to see. When constantly surrounded by several avenues of instant gratification, there isn’t much that is as consummately fulfilling as taking the time to devote your attention to a film like this.
A collage of melancholic images that will continue to stick for a VERY long time.Beautiful film.
Perhaps the best performance from a fish that you will ever see.
very contemplative.a simple movie for a simple mind
Beautifully sad, poetically composed tale of three people whose lives become irrevocably intertwined - a watch seller, his superstitious mother, and the young woman he sells a watch to one fateful day before she flies away to Paris. Traces haunting connections between all three stories, often in single long takes, Tsai Ming-Liang gracefully weaves the stories together into something disarmingly beautiful.
Meticulous film that offers more to work with in a single shot that a lot of films do in their duration. Sublime.
So powerful, meditative, graceful and sad. It doesn't get better than the final shot.
I like to think of this as a celebration of silence, some scenes were just oozing with quiet beauty.
This is my first Tsai Ming-Liang film. I don't know what to make of it.
Have not seen a film by Tsai that isn't great yet.
Tsai story here is more emphasis on a spiritual and traditional magical power of his father who had died before
This film has one of the most breathtaking finales I have ever seen. Highly, highly recommended.
The right glance will always be more poignant than a thousand worthless conversations. Not a word wasted.. cinema does the talking. Beautiful style that of Ming-liang.
Los 400 Golpes para cuando nos sintamos solos.
Tsai convincingly paints a specifically urban sense of disassociation here.
Shiang-chyi is going on a trip. Father says so. Brilliant.
Amazing. The final scene is perfection.
As my love for the director grows, I find more interest in a single of his shots than in many director's entire film.
Gorgeous film. I love the big fishy! He just loved the camera. What a great animal actor!
Pretty phenomenal. Tsai is a genius behind the camera.
Big Ming-Liang fan, but I had trouble reconciling the austere, severe mise-en-scene with the cutesy subject matter in this particular film.
i'd say this is one of the best asian movie i've ever seen., love tsai ming-liang's style..
to move forward while the past haunts the present..... life as plot-less narrative
L'Avventura, but today and in colour! Heart-warming.
What Time is it There? is a fantastic exploration of alienation and ennui in contemporary society. I paricularly enjoyed the linking of an alienated Antoine and the alienated people of today. Using the "Asian minimalism" long take style, Tsai constructs an always interesting and meaningful form to accompany the themes of the film to great success as his characters search endlessly for existential meaning.
This is probably my favorite of Tsai's films... though I'm almost equally fond of The Wayward Cloud.
A great film, one where everything is learned through the apparent nothing. This film has such grace and passion. It is only evident to those who pay close attention and have a love/respect for the long shot.