IFC Films | Release Date: April 4, 2008
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ChrisK.Apr 4, 2008
A remarkably observed film. Confirmed for me that Hou is one of the most gifted and important directors of our time. If you're a fan of Hou's work (especially Cafe Lumiere) you will probably love it.
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GhostDogApr 5, 2008
Work of genius. One of the highlights of 2007 and maybe the best of all Hou´s movies. Deliciously framed, superbly acted and deeply moving. The most important things will never be for everyone.
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ChrisEJun 14, 2008
Amazingly beautiful in its portrayal of the beauty hidden under the surface of life. Slow and meditative, but that's how life can be, and there's so much grace to its construction and performances that it draws you right in.
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KenDo.Jul 28, 2008
Films paced like this are not everyone's cup of tea, but this movie has a damned good reason
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MichaelH.Jul 5, 2008
This can easily be missed for what it is, a reflection on a child caught in the world of adults messily trying to get by. Some time frame inversions and trying to read too much into everything will help you miss a lot here. Take it for what This can easily be missed for what it is, a reflection on a child caught in the world of adults messily trying to get by. Some time frame inversions and trying to read too much into everything will help you miss a lot here. Take it for what it is...a peek at life. Expand
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RGOct 26, 2008
This is one of the most beautiful films of this year - the juxtaposition of the balloon on hovering over Paris with the the scenes of an extended family (suzanne, simon and song) floating through the cluttered Parisian apartment space is This is one of the most beautiful films of this year - the juxtaposition of the balloon on hovering over Paris with the the scenes of an extended family (suzanne, simon and song) floating through the cluttered Parisian apartment space is feast of casual beauty. Hou's approach lies in the simplicity of form - colors and framing and belief in his actors and image. there is plenty of real life drama here but nothing that is in your face (no close ups). hou's is def one the best directors out there in complete control of his images and sounds. Expand
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RalfioN.Jun 29, 2008
That's a great movie for anyone who wants to become more attuned to the world we live in for almost two hours. Can't believe all the commentors and I saw the same film. It flew by.
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