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  • Cemetery of Splendour

    Cemetery of Splendour

    ★★★★★

    Apitchatpong and crew were kind to be present for the Q&A with the audience at the SGIFF screening. He remarked that he was growing frustrated with the political climate in his home country, and was reluctant to screen it over there. A meditation on sleep and the intertwining of past/present. Sleeping as an escape from the present; as an act of waiting; as a form of resistance; as an expression of powerlessness.

  • Mountains May Depart

    Mountains May Depart

    ★★★

    The third act completely falls apart, and even the first two parts of the film feels so inadequate in relating the complexity of love-triangle relationships. For a fantastic love-triangle film, see Hong's 'Oki's Movie'. As a commentary on tradition-modernity, it's incomparable to the rest of the director's work. A major disappointment.

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  • 'Til Madness Do Us Part

    'Til Madness Do Us Part

    ★★★★

    "The repetition of daily life amplifies the existence of time. And when time stops, life appears." Wang Bing

  • Othon

    Othon

    "This is a violent, violent film, like what Zizek meant when he said that Gandhi was more violent than Hitler. This is violence done to power relations, violence done to desires, violence done to ideas of performance."