Possibly the second-most boring film

I read the following from a review in the SMH of Flight Of The Red Balloon, the latest film by Hou Hsiao-hsien.

The clamour and frustration engendered by Suzanne’s attempts to inject some order into her life, as well as Simon’s, are all that Hou offers in the way of drama. He is more interested in mood than action, which means that you have to slow your pulse rate and adapt your expectations to the gentle, floating rhythms of his camera if you are to get anything out of the film.

Long-term readers of this blog may remember my account of the last film of his of the same ilk I saw (Correction: in fact it was I don’t want to sleep alone by Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang, often counted a disciple of  Hou Hsiao-hsien), in my post The most expensive convenience shop in the world: the most boring film.

The headline to the review is “Slow, light work through the skies.”

Don’t say you haven’t been warned…

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