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I don't know why I expect to be pleasantly surprised every time I watch a new Lee Chang-dong film. Even when he has some great scenes drenched in neon, a few Hisaishi-lite songs on the soundtrack and an amazing young cast (even the most minuscule of cameos by a fetus Jung Jae-young) his films just permeate this dry uninteresting prosthetic that kills his films for me. I don't feel any emotion towards practically any character and I'm left laughing during the most dramatic moments. Absolut flaccid binema.
what can I even say
I don't cape for sono much but every time I watch a new film of his I just fall in love. he's pretty much the polar opposite of the types of films I usually like most but god damnit how can you not love some of the stuff he does. absolute madman in the flesh.
and shoutout to ami tomite & ariko tsutsui for their performances. jesus christ. really wasn't expecting that from either of them.