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Apichatpong Weerasethakul's delicate, ethereal dream of a film marks the emergence of one of the more original and promising new voices to hit the international cinema scene in recent years.
Poetic and rhythmically confident, Blissfully Yours is a subtle seduction.
Unlikely to make Weerasethakul a household name -- but it confirms his status as a giant of fourth-world cinema.
After a while, the extremely limited camera movement and languid pacing take an exacting toll, resulting in a viewing experience that is considerably less than idyllic.
Nothing much happens that usually goes for a film plot, though in real life this simplistic dreamy scenario is very believable.
A superb second feature from up-and-coming Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Its sense of duration physically affects the viewer, not only showing its protagonists in sleepy contemplation onscreen, but also literally demanding the same of the viewer
Weerasethakul films the lost couple with such aching tenderness that the effect is not titillating, but profoundly moving.
Atmosphere reigns supreme, and it's brilliantly evoked.
The viewer's reaction to the film seems extraordinarily subjective. I wouldn't be surprised if my third viewing of it found me declaring it either a dismal failure or a truly great work. For now, I'll settle on ambivalence.
A languid film that wants to capture a moment in time and create an evocative atmosphere with an immersive sound design, but director Apichatpong Weerasethakul seems to think that idyllic and tedious are the same, and so the film ends up having the effect of a sleeping pill.
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