Ashes contemplates love, pleasure, and the destruction of memory. The surroundings of everyday life are shared with extreme intimacy. For Apichatpong, Thailand, while full of beauty, is slowly collapsing into darkness.
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More than just random frames of images, Ashes has brought those remote and unvisualized emotions into film. It's very rare that a filmmaker taps this region and it's purpose transcends into just telling a story but exploring that thought and brought us to realizations.
? can't really give it a "mark"...nice idea this Lomokino, nice hints about stuff happening in Thailand such as the offence of lèse majesté...I like it but it leaves me with a sense of loss that I can't really explain