“The word linkage reminds me of sausage.”
- I naively expected this movie to follow a fairly straightforward tradition along the lines of Ozu-Kore-eda. But boy does it crescendo like no other and even flirts with slight surrealism.
- There are some absolutely breathtaking lighting choices. In particular when the beach at night traverses the screen with strong slivers of distant waves, and when Megumi takes a deep inhale the morning as the sunrise lights up her face with an unapologetically bright glow.
- The scene where Sasaki…
As a group of archeologists excavate an ancient tomb, laborers demolish buildings to make room for the Three Gorges Dam. It’s not all just a simple affair that can be reduced to “Out with the old, in with the new."
More and more, I realize that Jia Zhangke exposes me to a China that I’m unfamiliar with. And I think it’s such a pity that most people like myself who came from the Chinese metropolis don’t get to see these…