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Ratings & Reviews

  1. EdieEmm's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    An extraordinary blending of cinematic elements & genre conventions in service of an astounding directorial vision. A frank, gentle testimony of the repression, subjugation & pathologizing of women's power, and of the gradients & subtleties of freedom, made with rich, deep, empathetic perceptiveness and a documentarian's sense of the complex relations between individuals & their socio-economic contexts.

  2. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    No simple answers for psychological sublimation. Reminds me of The Entity, only oriental and contemporary... and better acting!

  3. msmichel's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    An ambitious narrative debut from Yang Lina after a career in documentary filmmaking. The story is a strange mix of the sensual and the sensory telling a tale of a privileged housewife whose life is thrown out of balance when she starts having a possible supernatural encounter with an amorous ghost. But this does not give into genre conventions but stages a reflective take on marriage, motherhood and spirituality.

  4. fluforget's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    a somewhat strange piece - for me it was more about spiritual drama than Asian middle class reality. though i was happy to see a very different movie from thereabout.

  5. chryzsh's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    China is really fascinating and I liked the cinematography. Too bad the ending falls a bit short.

  6. Gino Eelen's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    A haunting story about longing.

  7. jacbruneau's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    The absurdity (of the horseman fantasies but even more of her best friend's behaviour) *can* feel a little over the top and cheesy but ultimately this is a powerful film about female desire. The ending is fucking perfect, suspending the bottom line to the very end // sorry to hear it seems to be going over people's heads.

  8. henk@loftmatic.com's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    Final score: 8. Storyline: 8, Originality: 8, Cinematography: 8, Involvement: 7, Sound: 8, Editing: 8, Educational: 8, Title design: 7, Acting: 9, Interesting: 8, Unusual: 8, Exciting: 7, Superior: 7

  9. Peter Guy's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    I liked the film, thought it was beautifully shot and engaging though there were parts I felt that were overkill.

  10. Astrid de Geest's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    As a westerner it was interested to get some perspective on life in china. This movie was let down by a poor ending.

  11. cygro's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    Interesting portrait of modern China middle class live. Second part drifts a bit too much into spiritual topics for my taste. A little knowledge of todays everyday life in China definitively helps to understand it...

  12. fedigno's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

  13. mgaspa's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    I don't understand. Appreciated very much photograph and interpretation

  14. Frederik Appel Olsen's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

  15. Ostermyers's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    le style documentaire fait mouche.

  16. irises's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    Ridiculous trivialisation of women and of the chinese nouveau riche. If female sexual desire in chinese cinema has largely been marginalised up to this point, this film addresses it in a way that can only be perceived as one dimensional and backward.

  17. ROSA ABAD's rating of the film Longing for the Rain

    Aburridísima. Argumento pésimo.