Delphine, a woman who after breaking up with her long-time engaged partner, makes unfulfilling trips to a trio of resorts in a sentimental journey that captures one's craving for solitude and the loneliness that accompanies it. The Green Ray may, at its surface level, seem like a simple film about a woman finding love while on vacation, but it's much more than that. Delphine, while on her trio of trips, cries. She cries and cries at the devastation of her…
A poetic freewheeling travelogue that plays with reality, memory, and time; and a journey into the bucolic beauty of the landscapes of a mountainous subtropical region. Like Weerasethakul with its mysticism and Tarkovskian with its use of a liminal space on the fringes of reality,
I couldn't help but feel mesmerized by the cold, damp, melancholic, dreamlike, and mystical landscapes.
I've been wanting to watch this for a while now because almost everyone has been raving about it, but now that I've gone and done that, I can't help but feel that this film is overrated. The film's merits lie in the fact that it's a modern manifesto against racism and acts as a quasi-satire about racial politics. The technicalities and comedy (Chris' friend Rod is especially funny) also serve to uplift this film. Beyond that, however, it's not even…
You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Be quite still and solitary.
- Franz Kafka
You'd think that with no plot or character development, or rather; a weak narrative structure and a poorly delineated character; that The Man Who Sleeps wouldn't be such a good film. The original source; the 1967 novel by Georges Perec didn't even cause much of a stir and neither did…