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4.0
945 Ratings

Blissfully Yours

Sud sanaeha

Thailand, France, 2002
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

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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Blissfully Yours Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Not strictly a summer film, but a hymn to the joys of sweat, sex and reverie in a lush forest setting… Steamy in every sense, but also intensely strange and beautiful.
June 24, 2017
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Between the obvious sexual acts, shots of hands and touch litter the second half with a less erotic yet equally profound meaning – Orn shown toying with her lover’s belly button; Roong creating a sticky rice cluster to hand-feed to Min. These small gestures, moments of minute but tender tactility, convey how the characters’ previous stresses are dissolved through simple touch. In the dialogue-sparse script, touch becomes the way in which desire, care, and bliss are expressed.
April 21, 2017
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The cinematic pleasures here are not found in the story or the structure or even the performances, but in the concept and the attitude. The credit reads not “directed by” but “conceived by Apichatpong Weerasethakul”. This is obviously very far from achieving “voidness”. But it’s manifestly a step in the right direction.
January 01, 2007
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