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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.