Film Micrœview #273: Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

02.02.2016 § Leave a comment

Rating: Dr. Pepper.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is amazing. He makes me feel young and old, awake and asleep, alive and dead, male and female, human and animal, man and machine, real and unreal. His films contain moments that are the art house equivalent of jump scares: cuts that are literally breath taking. Images that blast you away and instantly imprint themselves on your memory forever. Other moments that just go on and on and you continue to slip deeper into losing your mind. The ever present audio-visual texture of modern civilization intersecting the jungle. Dinosaur princesses break the fourth wall. Characters freeze; the first moving shot; the first cross-fade; a maze of escalators; will I see them below? Holy shit holy shit holy shit.

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