Fifth Generation Beijing Film Academy grads of 1982 heralded a new era of Chinese cinema. 'The Horse Thief' is an ambitious aesthetic triumph in a post-Maoist era where mystical themes, once banned, were reasserted into the creative psyche of the nation's cinematic output.
a powerful simplistic little story that crafted so delicately delightful by tian, this feels a bit like tarkovsky meets herzog, but still, i don't think this movie reach it full potential, and the pace is a little too slow even for my taste..
盗马贼 is an awe-inspiring masterpiece from 5th Generation director Tian Zhuangzhuang. Through an amazing marriage of stunning cinematography and inspired editing, Tian produces a truly transcendent and immersing work on poverty, death and morality.
Defying all authoritarian orders, Tian conjures with compelling image and sound this anthropological, proto-black metal offering to the heavens in ritual of an ambient meditation on belief. The vulture circle feedings are behaviorally adopted into grave burials, both a transfigurative cleansing of spirit as social ostracization from herd mentality extrapolates the fated, cyclical paradox that is life.
Usage of cinemascope lens was good , beautiful images but ... Editing was so amateurish because these transitions especially dissolve effect has no lots of meanings. Just one. If it use with repetitive format ,scenes are losing its own meaning and sense of time. And this dubbing incompatible with the performance of actors.it is good visually but rest of it not perfect ...