Mystic Ball (2007)
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Critic Reviews for Mystic Ball
Tt opens a window on a remarkable world that few of us knew existed, and for that -- and for some of the amazing juggling and acrobatics on display -- it's memorable.
Greg Hamilton takes his love of art many steps further, eschewing his instrumental work for the beauty, grace and vision required to engage in the no-winner game of chinlone.*
A game that is not played competitively, nor to showcase the skills of individual players
Audience Reviews for Mystic Ball
The film is strongest when it is focusing on the Burmese Chinlone players. Greg Hamiliton's narration is at times quite annoying, and his own journey never seems as compelling as those of the other players that we only glimpse. That said by the end one finds oneself rooting for "Mr Greg" and happy that he has found joy in this sport, seeing as his life seems to have been missing something up until his discovery of it. What the movie does best is in shedding light on this aspect of Burmese culture. So often Burma is only looked at in terms of its oppressive government, and it is important to see the joy and the love that the Burmese are able to find in life.
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