this is a great chronicle of everyday life in gaza but i'm mainly logging because i learned a new way to make a falafel wrap from a guy in this film and i gotta remember it!
it's hard to find genuine fault with a wong kar wai-tony leung joint about the pains of living in a dying age – tony leung's brand of gentle sadness is as exquisite as ever, and wong crafts a beautiful tale of a gilded age crumbling in a history-laden nation. i was going to complain about the editing but i have now realised i very unfortunately watched the truncated american weinstein cut. i hope harvey weinstein is having a terrible day in jail and i'm excited to love this film more whenever i get my hands on the chinese cut.
i was lucky enough to attend a screening with a director q&a afterwards, in which francis lee revealed that one of his biggest influences for this film was pretty woman to everyone's delight.
- the sounds of the yorkshire countryside are very key to the film; gheorghe has his own special wind sound that follows him through the film and remains after he has left, like an audio haunting
- bird sounds in the film are also significant…