An absolutely heart wrenching film set in the frighteningly authentic and desolate modern Chinese landscape.
The film is four hours of depression that simply flows peacefully and hopelessly on like a river, downstream.. downstream.. downstream.
Dialogue is minimal yet effective. Characters are understated and layered.
I’ve had arguments with friends over this, but to me, the ending is filled with a soft sort of hope that truly feels just as authentic and gritty as the sadness. After the suffocation of…