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Yut doi jung si | 一代宗师

Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong, 2013

Ari's rating of the film The Grandmaster

Stunningly beautiful but a surprisingly stifling and inert aesthetic object despite the film's constant motion. I can appreciate kung fu as abstract art/modern ballet up to a point but why is this film so pleasureless? It's a gorgeous museum piece with all the life sucked out of it.