Zhou Yu's Train (2004)
Critic Consensus: Despite some beautifully framed images, this mood piece, told in a fractured fashion, is confounding and, ultimately, unsatisfying.
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as Zhou Yu/Xiu
as Chen Ching
as Train conductor
as Uncle Guai
as Zhou Yu, as a young girl
Critic Reviews for Zhou Yu's Train
Li fails to stoke much heat in Sun Zhou's pretentious and symbolic love triangle.
Zhou Yu's Train has its strengths, but it's clearly no bullet train.
This is one of those languid numbers where slow motion -- and there's lots of it -- is meant to signify poetry, and a line like 'I know my lake is artificial, but it's full of water' is supposed to seem lyrical.
Audience Reviews for Zhou Yu's Train
lavish and slow moving this reminded me of the films of Wong Kar Wai as a women moves between 2 lovers, I would say the trains,buses and cable cars serve as a metaphor for sex (oh boy Frued), and distance between us and the characters in the movie, well done.
China is the most advanced in digital filmmaking in the world today. Filmmakers like Zhangke Jia and Lou Ye already have presented aesthetic of digital images, and here is another effort to seek possibility of digital filmmaking from Zhou Sun, who is one of the prospective Chinese directors. I think, however, I have to say this experiment failed in the end - this story definitely should have been filmed on film, not digitally. The poetic and erotic subject of the film is killed by too-clear, two dimensional digital images. Scenaries of the city beside the river and Chinese countryside could have been more visionary and symbolic if they were filmed on film... Editing is confusing too, although I understand that the filmmaker was seeking for a certain style which can fit to images. Probably because of the misfit of digital images to the subject, performance by actors looks uneasy too.
Beautifully filmed and intriguing. Time lines confused (you're never sure what the actual chronology is).
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