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Zhang Yimou is as stylish and manupilative as ever, but he has a way with children, and real kids with their own names in the habitual surroundings leave a strong impression.
I thought it would be boring, but it was fascinating, mesmerizing, inspiring - the interplay between elements and intellect, artificial and natural, indulgence and rigour.
dreamlike and nuanced, beautiful, my favorite by Huo Jianqi
Shan Shan / Susanna / 珊珊 1967 --- something apart from kung fu.
What a simple but POWERful idea! I wish I saw it in my early teens and indulge in imagining a modern remake
Please, add Glenn Gould: Au delà du temps (2006)!
Closest to the joy of reading and great as cinema
Sure, no reasons for me to feel that nostalgic about that time and place, but what a document of a lifestyle, what an eye for visions.
Fascinating. Unbelievably camera-conscious models by today's standards.
It's as if I saw a melodrama first time in my life, I always wanted, but was never satisfied. And it worked at last with this over-stylized film that isn't a period piece and certainly is not a biography, but a "waking dream" of unleashed emotions, abstract and intense, interspersed with so many realistic small details about human behavior.
This kind of transformations look more sophisticated at Canadian animation, Jan Švankmajer explored this kind of dysfunctional dialogue thoroughly and in a more sensuous way, this kind of a fractal mind is better expressed in the psychedelic culture, but who else developed these themes that early? I recall Len Lye's Tusalava, anything else? (I love this film)
The sound is great and perfectly tunes you into the visuals.
Boring and pointless, any drive is lost somehow in this Japanese-Vietnamese fusion.
The master of collage and simplicity. As an acquired taste, his works seem even more magical, both boxes and films.
Amazing animals there, especially, elephants!
Perfectly blended sound and music and multilayered images, truly dreamlike yet clear-cut, mesmerizing and lucid at the same time.
It was enjoyable, but nothing Chinese in it.
I thought some of shapes resembled Chinese characters in motion, though this wasn't as obvious in a lot of places, so I can see where you're coming from. I found it to be more of an abstract animation of Chinese symbols scattering wildly across the screen personally; but, as with all things, to each their own. Glad you found it enjoyable, though. =)
Cute kids, great pacing, very unrealistic dialogs and acting resulted in an interesting film.
I am tempted to make a special list for this film - amazing how it's both so full of its time and so modern in its feel.
Considering how easily I succumb to old footage, poetic|contemplative documentaries and always ready to be influenced by music, this one was magically ineffective and bland.
It's not a great film per se, but what a great experience, and that makes it a great film.
Weird to see a foreign film in your own mother tongue, kind of displacing and convincing at the same time. I haven't seen The Inner Scar, meanwhile Norshteyn's Hedgehog in the Fog was quite a persistent ghost in itself. Would be wonderful to have more films like that in different shades of mood and humor.
Beautifully balanced - visuals, intonations, different chunks of storytelling.
What a trash, but in a very nice and decent packing, Fincher here as a true artist of our time.
a bit over-conscious of itself, producing that feeling of being done, otherwise very interesting.
It was difficult to come to terms with the music, otherwise it's great - changeskapes both in the terrain of the nature and the human.
Wonderful, how Léos Carax personalized pacing of the moments. Unforgettable faces and expressions and an almost nonexistent story --- too contrived to get involved or reject.
It was a bit overdone for me with the music, but so many precious moments captured.
Larry Jordan is addictive. First it seemed just interesting, but later I began to miss his world, images and mood, found myself recreating something like that in my brain against real background of city bustle - soothing, sometimes even transcendental.