Wuyong (Useless) Reviews
"Useless" is a sarcastic name of a film for something treasured by people who believe craftsmanship and creativity can transmit human feelings and preserve history. "Useless" interviewed a tailor-turned-miner on why he couldn't profess to be a tailor amid industrialization that breeds cost-effective mass production. "Useless" showed how designer Ma Ke built a Chinese brand of clothes made by hands and with care, instead of routine industrial production that kills the bond of makers and users. Workers lining up for a treatment at a clinic at a vast industrial estate in Guangzhou showed their wound got from garment factories. Humble miners and housewives in remote Fenyang (director's home town) walked a long way to get adjustors' help to re-sew their broken clothes. "Useless" scenes are rough, dusty and fanciless but workers' muddy hands and nails, moving needles of sewing machines, stained pipelines and dark coal mines are poetic and of beauty.
Tem algo de documentÃ¡rio ensaiado, dÃ¡ a impressÃ£o de que as pessoas estÃ£o orientadas para serem reais do jeito que o diretor quer. NÃ£o sei se isso Ã© muito honesto. Mas os longos planos, com panorÃ¢micas lentas e minuciosas, te instiga a prestar atenÃ§Ã£o em mais e mais coisas.
AtenÃ§Ã£o para as idÃ©ias da estilista Ma Ke. Sua preocupaÃ§Ã£o Ã© com a tendÃªncia destes tempos em tornarmos tudo ao nosso redor descartÃ¡vel e sem histÃ³ria. JÃ¡ Ã© urgente se duvidar da sustentabilidade deste modelo, mas o que Ma Ke observa Ã© mais profundo: Estamos esvaziando o mundo de significado.