It's all rather familiar but well done.
An enjoyable Thai drama with a poignant message, Hi-So has a notable script and some admirable performances, but the slow pacing and lack of spark in the second act can make it a little arduous to watch.
| Original Score: 3/5
An oddly cleansing, even affirming experience.
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 2/5
For most of its seemingly interminable running time the bored-looking protagonist sits in his apartment possibly thinking about something or nothing.
Some will find it a bit muted, but those attuned to the quiet desolation of an Antonioni or Hou Hsiao-Hsien will find much to admire. A welcome discovery.
Assarat's freeform film is sometimes tantalising if noodle-baking stuff. If you can divine its meaning, take the rest of the year off.
As a study of cultural ennui, it makes Lost In Translation look like an action movie.
This artsy romancer is well performed but suffers from muddled, meandering plotting.
"Hi-So" has ideas but no place pressing to go.