An Elephant Sitting Still

The first thing you'll read about this film is that it's almost four hours long. I admittedly watched it in two parts. Hu Bo masterfully braids together the stories of four people across a single day in scenes that are largely one single long take. The second thing you'll read about this film is that Bo killed himself not long after the film was finished. This heartbreaking swan song is a series of vignettes that leave you asking all the right questions, not just about the characters, but about yourself.