There is no such thing as a closed moment.Every moment is a corridor, an asterisk with a thousand arms, point of convergence with possibilities disposed radially, like arrows springing from a trap. As in film, death is not possible, as any imprinted image can be called back into reality anytime. Time is a spiral turning onto itself, a loop, everything is contemporaneous. In the monumental serenity of nature,history..
I never thought I'd see a catfish eat out a Princess, for real. In all seriousness though this was a masterpiece, deeply moving and profound. I am humbled by this film. My first film of 'Joe' that I've seen.
One notorious scene and certainly eerie and deliberate. I'm not a convert to Weerasethakul yet, but I can say I've never seen anything quite like it before. Warrants repeat viewings for a final verdict.
I would love to be able to write, soberly, about this film. Let me just say that the most unforgetable scene in all my cinephilia, I keep shuddering as I write this, may very well be in this film. One day I will know what happened in front of me, and will see it again. The feeling of being in front of an alien form of cinema (new to me) is so good. And yet, it was subtle, and left me not knowing how to feel about it.
like a jungian dreamscape of animal spirits & anima archetypes - metaphysical in its concern with the unconscious & the folkloric - highly political in its desire to commemorate the outsider & the disappeared - a magically opaque divination of a movie which deftly defies the reductions of our corporeal definitons - a favourite film of mine
Devious in its minimalism. A witty postmodernist take on spirituality and storytelling. The lust for life has never felt more matter of fact! I was expecting to be disengaged but was more than surprised by the way the movie affected me. I'll remember the monk taking a shower as much as I'll remember the ghosts and the princess and the catfish! Esoteric and serene.