One of the most beautiful films i've seen. Quite a heartwarming experience, non-intrusive and romantic, chronicling the falling of rain in the city. Poetic and tender and sweet. Yes very very sweet! :)
There are some great shots in this film depicting the effects of rain in 1920's Amsterdam. My only critique is that the music does not seem to fit the mood of the film; it seems suspenseful and tense, whereas the film itself seems reflective and calming.
2.5 there were a few things I liked: the music,the crowd of umbrellas, the black and white images of a beautiful western city, the feeling of a chilly, rainy autumn afternoon, aided by a hot coffee and a cigarette,all that...
Things you notice when it's raining (provided you actually look around instead of rushing along). Waterdrops on the car window. People with umbrellas looking like mushrooms. Ripples on the surface of puddles. Captures Amsterdam beautifully. Each frame is like a photograph and the rhythm is perfect.
This still reminds me so much of Von Triers Europa. Now, being Dutch I'm ashamed I found out about this short doc on an IMDB-list called Apichatpong Weerasethakul's favorite films... It's a pity this got lost in our already small cinematic heritage.
Ballet incéssant de parapluies, avenues humides, gens pressés. Avec de brèves incursions poétiques, sur l'eau ruisselant sur des vitres, des baies, des détails. Le tout, sur un rythme allègre, avec une fluidité bienvenue, comme un hymne à la nature, face aux hommes et leur environnement, en fin de compte bien dépendants de la nature. www. cinefiches.com
It's a film about rain (woooow, who wudhav thought?) - maybe I'm a spoiled latecapitalist spectator, but to me it became a bit dull. Realizig the chance, that my amateure cineastism might misjudge the experimental and crazy progressive character of this film, but I, to reapat myself, was bored, even with just 12 minutes.