Sander addresses her point clearly. An absolute protest piece. Harrowing and suspenseful. The last shot of the crane, creates somewhat of an optical illusion where the crane itself transforms into an impossible object. As it spins, the viewer would then determine if it's pointing towards or away-from. Judging by what part of the crane your focus is on. The base or the point. Symbolic I'm sure. 4.1
This is a very interesting movie that contains one of the most anxiety producing scene in memory. With each step mother and son take up the crane, tension levels rise to the point that my palms were wet. I don't recall a movie that had such a concentrated effect. well worth watching. oddly, there is almost no commentary on the blogosphere on the jewel of a movie.
So real. One can really relate to the plight even more so today. Income inequality is rising, a shortage of affordable housing in the city. Common people live in bird cages -- need to jump to set ourselves free. ~ Respectfully, a resident of mega-city Hong Kong
I confess it bugged me a little to realize the baby was a doll and later also the boy. However the film succeeds in rising tension as well as a suspension of your breath which got you engaged in sympathy for her braveness and political message.