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Suzhou he

Lou Ye China, 2000

francisca bacon'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.