A metaphor for mourning and spiritual searching as much as it is a reminder to slow down, Tsai Ming-liang’s stunningly beautiful Walker features his acteur fétiche Lee Kang-sheng as a red-robed monk barely locomoting through the bustling streets of Hong Kong.
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Probably, I need to see it again. Because it was so well done, that I cannot, yet, decide how much more to it there is than the obvious aesthetic achievment. And my indecision comes from my inclination to these sorts of exercises. I did not have any dificulty in letting myself be led my the contrasting velocities. But the scenes follow a formula that is not, aparentely, doing anything else, except executing itself.
Once, I lamented the lack of filmmakers who use sound the way I understand it - intensely; almost as a character itself. Then I found Tsai Ming-Liang. Yet, sublime as the sound design is, it can't explain the way - the unprecedented depth to which - his films make me FEEL... Neither can I. Some emotional alchemy... Anyway: A brilliant film, affecting, & more than a bit cheeky (think I'm slow? I'll show you slow.) 4.5
Genial corto... me sentí un poco identificado, ya que me han dicho tortugo, perezoso, koala y peyu jajajajja,pero bueno, una buenísima forma de demostrar el ritmo de vida que se suele llevar y que aún existen seres que viven en otro ritmo, lo más notable es que muchas veces nadie los pesca ya que todos viven en su mundo y a su ritmo, no pierden el tiempo en los demás...todo esto queda totalmente reflejado en el corto