Cinema extracorporeo da microcosmo, in cui lo spettro d'(in)azione narrativo si svolge in questo celebrativo Overlook Hotel thailandese, in cui la "REDRUM" viene capovolta palesando un animismo a forza centripeta e non più centrifuga, assumendo una funzione immersiva e non più emersiva, ospitando stavolta il passato dei fantasmi e non più i fantasmi del passato.
A composite map of a cinema. Joe's cinema. No filmmaker has ever been better at documenting tremulous flirtation. Is any filmmaker as prepared to get as nation-specific weird on a plane of the lyrical? The river. What a way to come at a river! The form of the thing being beholden to guitar noodling is a glorious touch. A hotel is a port and a portal. A portal right into the here and now. Plus the then. And hereafter.
Mekong Hotel is quite fragile, not to say something worst. Apichatpong works always between something mystical and some historical moment and this film is no exception. But that potential is completely wasted, by using music guitar until the point that is unbearable and the relations between ideas is entirely forced. Nevertheless there are some good moments related to the river (like the last one).
The last frame it's of an intense spatial and temporal perception, giving a decisive sense to the previous observed experience, which is less interesting in its elaboration. Starting in black with a conversation off about a blues to be played would not predict its perennial presence in the sound, making a connection carpet between the various scenes, reducing them to a common intuition and restricting its sense.
very disappointing, unfortunately. I was really looking forward but it treads similar ground, and is a very uptight attempt at making an "organic" experimental work - Joe's Mysterious Object covers the same formal ideas and still retains a genuine cinematic curiosity - this feels like the tired product of an art star. and it's so obviously produced by the French.
The clumsy river setting creates a very unique atmosphere for this transmigrant spirits\thai ghost tale. Besides some weirdo sequences the movie is intriguing and marvelously crafted. Apichatpong vision thrills in every scene, charming us with an ancient, sordid spell; tracking a furtive point-of-no-return for the eye.
Toujours fascinant de plonger dans l'univers évanescent d'Apichatpong, à mi-chemin entre le réel, la fiction et l'au-delà. Et cette guitare qui emballe ce doux cauchemar éveillé, comme une conscience collective qui nous berce. Un autre beau moment de pur cinéma!
Aqui, Apichatpong embaralha dois filmes, dois reinos diferentes, fato e ficção, homens e rios, expressando e poetizando os laços entre uma estranha mãe e sua filha. Filma, também, a realidade de um país devastado pela inundação. Uma Tailândia exótica tecida em camadas de demolição e memória. Um sonho à deriva do futuro. Uma sabedoria perdida escrita em pergaminhos de película.