Syndromes and a Century Reviews

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May 18, 2007
The fragmented images and dialogue have the feel of a nostalgic dream - one you will either groove to or sleep through.
May 11, 2007
There's nothing here that resembles narrative urgency, but this is a quiet masterpiece, delicate and full of wonder.
May 11, 2007
The latest daydreamy film from this Thai auteur of languor is fragrant with tender love and sly humor.
April 24, 2007
It's absolutely mesmerizing.
April 21, 2007
Its rhymes and echoes make its folds endlessly fascinating.
April 20, 2007
You have to abandon any preconceived notions about movies and allow your mind to be seduced by the mystifying, occasionally humorous world of a one-of-a-kind filmmaker. You might even find yourself becoming a fan.
April 20, 2007
No psychological or sociological interpretation is offered, but the lovely whole that slowly emerges has profundity precisely because of its inclusive reticence.
April 19, 2007
This film is alive to the small pleasures of watching people interact -- or fail to. Its individual sequences spin along, lovely and mesmerizing, and they're not really all that hard to understand, in and of themselves.
April 19, 2007
A challenging, invigorating whiff of the magical properties of sensual cinema.
April 19, 2007
Occupies a fertile space between narrative and art object.
April 18, 2007
The mysterious Syndromes and a Century welcomes viewers into a world of simplicity and strangeness.
April 18, 2007
While Syndromes and a Century may not be going anywhere fast, or even slowly, it certainly looks--and more importantly, feels--beautiful getting there.
April 18, 2007
April 17, 2007
an essential piece of cinematic art
April 17, 2007
Are these parallel tales a Buddhist romance? An attempt to induce something like 3-D narrative depth? A consideration of repetitive human activity over the course of a lifetime? You might as well ask why the breeze is rustling the leaves.
October 30, 2006
Typically slow, sensuous, mystifying and often mesmerising.
October 14, 2006
An unusually patient and good-natured portrait of rural/urban crossover...of clinical, spiritual, and popular perspectives, of romance and absurdity and barely voiced grief.
October 8, 2006
A delightfully relaxed and entertaining Thai movie about a country hospital and two doctors who work there.
October 3, 2006
Apichatpong's patient, observant camera seems to be lying in wait for the moments in which these desires break through the surface, when the spiritual greets the mundane
October 2, 2006
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