2010 Leftovers Marathon, part 11 of 13
Title: Loong Boonmee raleuk chat
Year: 2010 (Thailand); 2011 (US)
Length: 114 minutes
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Starring: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas
With: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Geerasak Kulhong
Music: ? (can’t find info online)
Cinematography: Yukontorn Mingmongkon, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editing: Lee Chatametikool
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a dying farmer is visited by spirits
Pacing: It’s painfully slow in a way that made me want to throw things at the TV. But if it were an otherwise less frustrating movie, its peculiar pacing could have been interesting.
Subjective Rating: 2/10 (Terrible, ). It starts out very promisingly. As it goes, it gradually makes less sense, while simultaneously becoming less interesting. By the end, I felt like I had just watched someone’s home video remake of Mulholland Dr. I watched a bit of the interview with the director included on the DVD, hoping for some sort of explanation or contextualization, but there is none to be had; it seems he’s either incompetent, or just doesn’t care about any of the things that I think are important to good film-making.
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