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  1. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Suzhou River

    2,5 Ever loyal to sordid non-aesthetics and phony thriller montage pro/premises, SR lures with a fluid, relaxed use of strange-loop gimmicks (Escher’s Drawing Hands or Krasznahorkai’s Satantango ending for that matter) & uncanny, swift camera subjectivization when an objective shot turns POV in a twinkling, secreting tingles while preserving and exposing the processual mutation. Tang Shu Shuen's The Arch in memoriam.

  2. Odile~'s rating of the film Suzhou River

  3. Cependant's rating of the film Suzhou River

    La petite sirène de la rivière et le coursier à moto.

  4. Victor-André's rating of the film Suzhou River

  5. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Suzhou River

    I liked it, it's not Summer Palace but it's still very good. It seems that Lou Ye's sensibilty is very close to western sensibility. Recommended.

  6. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Suzhou River

    Great film. Obviously a riff on Vertigo but filtered through a post Wong Kar Wai Chinese sensibility.

  7. porquenão's rating of the film Suzhou River

  8. InsertOzuReferencehere's rating of the film Suzhou River

    As close to a novel as a film can get. Which in a way is a great accomplishment - but in another, it's incredibly restrictive regarding the full capability of cinema. There is a reason why a book is a book and a film is a film. Still - a beautifully lyrical film.

  9. Victoria L.'s rating of the film Suzhou River

    I would have used "awkwardly lyric" instead of tragic. Love affairs are tragic by definition when you depict them as they are, rather than making images out of the emotions they breed.

  10. House 0f Leaves's rating of the film Suzhou River

    Unique and interesting film. A lot to like here.

  11. kuhu13's rating of the film Suzhou River

    warm storyline, but it doesn't cash in on being a movie. it would've worked out better as a book

  12. Black Tiger's rating of the film Suzhou River

    Before Lou Ye's controversial Summer Palace was an equally daring, if not more potent, adventure deep into the recesses of contemporary Chinese life along a poluted river. Like Jia Zhangke, Lou Ye was part of a new generation of Chinese filmmakers who simply had enough of the sugar-coated fantasy conjured up by the Chinese media.

  13. novanindro's rating of the film Suzhou River

  14. David Cohen-Tanugi's rating of the film Suzhou River

    Everything about this movie is enchanting, but above all its eerie universality and the touching humanity of its characters. Unambiguously the least self-consciously "Chinese" film I've seen out of China in the past few years.

  15. chanandre's rating of the film Suzhou River

    [Cinémathèque PT #358: 35 mm] (2006)

  16. Acerk21's rating of the film Suzhou River

    I love this film! It really is "Vertigo" mixed with "Chunking Express". Really impressed by the unconventional narrative technique and highly stylized shots. Hitch would be proud!