I was really getting into this at the start but this slows considerably as it approaches a conclusion. Aside from a memorable scene or two most of the acting, plot, and writing is perfectly acceptable but just never great.
A stunningly beautiful film that gave me goosebumps no less than five times.
This exquisitely crafted story definitely falls in the "tough to find the words that capture this films essence" camp and will leave me pondering many of these overlapping themes in the weeks to come.
Jonathan Chang had me melting as Yang Yang and made this film so much stronger. 9.5/10