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  1. DSPRKY's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Gan Bi fractures time in this mind-bending film. Disentangling the narrative is hard work (and I don't yet have half of it straight) but there is something fascinating about the way the film treats time—hours passing in seconds via superimposed clocks or shadows cast on a wall, but also the passage of time shown for what it really is in the film's vaunted one-long-take moment. An impressively inscrutable debut.

  2. lIZUKA's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Do you remember what sort of tea we had three days ago, MK sir?

  3. Suzanne De Baene's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    The enzymes of the soul are like water lilies

  4. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    8.2/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-31N

  5. bibonoaozora's rating of the film Kaili Blues

  6. wu.meaningless's rating of the film Kaili Blues

  7. $ROBINROSA$'s rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Objects feel so humble on bare minimal walls. Objects so out of place that the interiors became so beautiful. The camera movement never stops following the movement. Movement reflected in non-moving objects. Objects in movement. Waterscapes/dreamscapes/cityscapes. Fantastic folkloristic tales. Ghost tales. Appeasing the dead. Can time be recuperated?

  8. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Not quite what I was expecting (it's more ethnographic than oneiric) but I liked it. That stopover in the village was something else.

  9. Luís F Matos's rating of the film Kaili Blues

  10. -REM-'s rating of the film Kaili Blues

  11. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film Kaili Blues

  12. Babak Geranfar's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Either call the Kaili Blues an snobbish eye-candy, or praise it as an brilliant homage, this movie is worth watching and we will hear from its director a lot. P.S. Personally i rather worship Black Coal, Thin Ice as a flagship for the new Chinese art-house cinema rather to fall for Gan Bi`s somehow juvenile tricks.

  13. Peđa's rating of the film Kaili Blues

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  14. Jason's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Gan Bi has gone hunting for very big game indeed. His principal subjects are, well, space and time. Kaili Blues immediately struck me as a work of art tailor made for French philosophers. Bergson is all over this thing. Thus Deleuze. And I cannot help but feel like we really need to hear what the the two remaining big guns, Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou, would have to say. Kind of loose, but totally fascinating.

  15. El Biffo's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Very pretty poetry film "It's like being in a dream". 4++ stars

  16. Alex's rating of the film Kaili Blues

  17. Zac Weber's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    A melancholy dreamscape of fractured memories and pseudo-travelogues. The film's magic is muted, but it's there. The winding continuous shot will be what most people remember, and it's really quite impressive (I loved the sequence where the camera floated through a back alley to catch up to the motorcycle). Gan Bi certainly asks for the audience's patience, but the accumulative effect feels bold and original.

  18. qw0aszx's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Searching for fragments of memories that were lost in brain, yet the eyes seeing reality were covered. When that long shot ends, we wake up.

  19. Burak Ozyilmaz's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Mosaïque de poèmes chinois berçant au crépuscule nos songes les plus plaisants, c'est avec chagrin que l'on se loge au sommeil qui s'en suit, avec des plans-séquences de... 45 minutes. Une composition centrifuge plutôt maniérée qui laisse le goût d'un Hsiao-Hsien manqué. Néanmoins, certaines fulgurances détonnent et suffisent à accrocher le spectateur sur le point de raccrocher

  20. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    Complete fail! Like this very long take, ridiculous and cheap in the middle...

  21. Mario Tomchev's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    returning/searching as a form of past+dreams+desires which happen now, and you know I mean *NOW* now, especially during that meditative 42-minute-long shot right at the center of it. cinematic poetry unlike Malick and like an Apichatpong character who play himself, the protagonist here is really the 26-year-old first-time director's uncle and his words are truly his own. this is the future of film.

  22. Ostermyers's rating of the film Kaili Blues

  23. José Neves's rating of the film Kaili Blues

    A direct and legitimate heir of the best Jia Zhangke, "Unknown Pleasures" and "Still Life": the rescue of the people of miserable China (also Wang Bing echoes) that goes through an endless drift of figurative and narrative cinema's abilities. In the section of Chen Sheng's journey, the huge sequence-shot, central in this narrative block, is one of the most impressive achievements of contemporary cinema.

  24. TZUHSIEN TANG's rating of the film Kaili Blues

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