The Nightingale (Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau) Reviews

  • Apr 29, 2020

    The Nightingale is beautiful to watch and a rare film that shows the contrast between both modern and old worlds of China. Unfortunately, the story leaves much to be desired. It suffers from portraying itself as a feel-good film without inspiring the right emotions. Full review: https://rickybinney.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/the-nightingale-夜莺-2013/

    The Nightingale is beautiful to watch and a rare film that shows the contrast between both modern and old worlds of China. Unfortunately, the story leaves much to be desired. It suffers from portraying itself as a feel-good film without inspiring the right emotions. Full review: https://rickybinney.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/the-nightingale-夜莺-2013/

  • Oct 11, 2019

    Great movie. Reminds me of the films by Yasujirō Ozu.

    Great movie. Reminds me of the films by Yasujirō Ozu.

  • Jun 03, 2016

    Lovely and well structured.

    Lovely and well structured.

  • Apr 08, 2016

    A wonderfully colorful film with some heartwarming moments. This was certainly a fun adventure that uplifted my spirit. The shot-structure was well organized, and the cinematography was at times inspiring with the grandiose setting of the bamboo forest, however it's the relationship and the characters that shine in this film the strongest.

    A wonderfully colorful film with some heartwarming moments. This was certainly a fun adventure that uplifted my spirit. The shot-structure was well organized, and the cinematography was at times inspiring with the grandiose setting of the bamboo forest, however it's the relationship and the characters that shine in this film the strongest.

  • Feb 15, 2016

    A lovely, well acted story, with squeaky-clean location scouting fit for a travelogue. No doubt the portrayal of rural China is romanticised, but the film never really lapses into sentimentality, and is an all round pleasure to watch.

    A lovely, well acted story, with squeaky-clean location scouting fit for a travelogue. No doubt the portrayal of rural China is romanticised, but the film never really lapses into sentimentality, and is an all round pleasure to watch.

  • Jun 30, 2015

    A tender childlike film about a good hearted but selfish young Chinese girl who spends her school holidays with her grandfather who is traveling back to his childhood village. The strength of the film lies in its beauty of landscape & simplicity of story. Both Grandfather & Daughter are wonderful in their roles and are a wonderful contrast of New & Old China. Although it moves slowly the characters and land are fascinating. It's a poetic film that is a lovely watch a real treat.

    A tender childlike film about a good hearted but selfish young Chinese girl who spends her school holidays with her grandfather who is traveling back to his childhood village. The strength of the film lies in its beauty of landscape & simplicity of story. Both Grandfather & Daughter are wonderful in their roles and are a wonderful contrast of New & Old China. Although it moves slowly the characters and land are fascinating. It's a poetic film that is a lovely watch a real treat.