Grain in Ear (Mang zhong) Reviews

  • Aug 07, 2009

    This film is unrecognized but probably one of the most important modern Chinese films. Calm atmosphere really fits to its controversial theme. All scenes but the ending are shot with fixed-camera (camera does not move at all), but what happen in screen are closely designed and beautifully composed. Although it uses really primitive techniques in cinema, what comes out is very poetic and really really suggestive. As shocking as Edward Yang's "Terrorizer." Enthusiasm of the director Lu Zhang hidden behind the piece is admirably strong.

    This film is unrecognized but probably one of the most important modern Chinese films. Calm atmosphere really fits to its controversial theme. All scenes but the ending are shot with fixed-camera (camera does not move at all), but what happen in screen are closely designed and beautifully composed. Although it uses really primitive techniques in cinema, what comes out is very poetic and really really suggestive. As shocking as Edward Yang's "Terrorizer." Enthusiasm of the director Lu Zhang hidden behind the piece is admirably strong.

  • Nov 05, 2007

    I feel rather ambivalent about this film!

    I feel rather ambivalent about this film!