cool title. crappy movie. and hey, what the hell is up with a movie's subtitlers not subtitling certain pieces of a movie that are probably really important (i.e. a movie being shown within a movie, or during the end credits when action is still going on onscreen.) urgh. pisses me off. movie sucks regardless, though.
Okay. So it's a film about a guys photography. But it's more than that. The subject of the photography is essentially not just manufactured landscapes that we build, but also landscapes that are unintentionally created (like mountains of discarded computer monitors in the countryside of China.) It's a fascinating watch. Kind of a slow movie, so I watched it in parts, and had music on/other distractions while I watched it. Very eye opening and a worthwhile watch.
Maybe my firts dip into Chinese cinema. Definitely my first Wong Kar-wai experience. Absoluetly fantastic. This is one of those movies who's filmography is worth the price admission alone. Thankfully, it also has a good plot/story, good acting, and is very moody, in a good way. It might sound redundant, but it is a movie that is more film than anything. It is one filmic moment from beginning to almost-end...the end was kind of abrupt and totally out of character with the warmth of the film. Overall, though, this movie is just a straight-up pleasure to watch.
I love just about everything about Japanese culture, with the exception of Anime. I hate anime. This, however, is not only my favorite animated film, it is in my top five films of all time. I enjoy every viewing of it and I learn something new everytime I watch it. There are layers upon layers of symbolism in it.