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Xi meng ren sheng

Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan, 1993

Marc St-Cyr (Death cinéphilia)'s rating of the film The Puppetmaster

A perfect example of the power of « micro-histoire » to tell the story of a nation through the perspective of the « ordinary peoples » and cultural manifestation. I admire the « form » (blurring line between documentary/fiction, ellipse and « fil the blank » storytelling emphasize the subjectivity of memory, the bressonian's use of off-screen narration, long shot perspective) A slow difficult and boring masterpiece.