Roong longs for the day when she can be in the arms of her Burmese lover, Min, an illegal immigrant suffering from a strange illness. One afternoon, Min and Roong sneak off to have a picnic in the jungle…
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Watching Blissfully Yours feels like a quiet meditation, sensory cinema at its finest. Weerasethakul deftly weaves us through a stream of moments, sensations, sudden feelings in an attempt to derive some kind of purity. There are few films I can remember in which I've felt more ingrained into it as a viewer, masterpiece. 5/5
From the first frame it's experimental and unique. The subtle and harmonious atmosphere is only the surface. Beneath that is a complex setting for all the characters. There are unexplained events and even incredibly subtle moments that hold so much meaning. Reminded me a bit of Carlos Reygadas and Julian Hernandez.
...dar balega asta de film de ce vă prefaceți toți că e relevantă? Sunt doi care se duc la picnic să se frece I DONȚ GET IT asta poți să vezi și în parcul Văcărești unde atunci când faci birdwatching zărești mai multe specii de păsărici și cocoșei decât ți-ai propus inițial.
Blissfully Yours requires patience, but this is a meditative film with a seductive undercurrent. The contemplative car rides may seem dull at first, but the accumulative effect is quite powerful, from the cinematic framing to the subtle sensuality. The vehicle also serves as the characters' escape into nature, and the juxtaposition of urban life and the jungle suggests documentary and mysticism simultaneously.
There are few directors out there who can crank out masterpiece after masterpiece quite like Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Here, an illegal immigrant & his girlfriend escape the trials of the world around them into the safe haven of the forest, where the real world seems the melt away. A mesmerizing & haunting film (with stunningly beautiful sound design) from arguably the greatest contemporary filmmaker.
This is fighting 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' as Weerasethakul's best film for me, an incredible low key character piece with a great sense of the land/soundscape. It also proves, after being involved in a debate about sex in mainstream films on the forum a while back, that the male erection can be a work of art.