This is like a movie, but it's really very lifelike
top four is randomly selected from my favourite directors' list
huge shout out to the editors, they completely understood the assignment! 🔥
I enjoyed the twists and fragments of memories intertwined with the confusion or search for a realization. Great to see the director venturing into some new ideas with this one though. So far I've given all three Resnais' films I've watched 5 stars, and although this was an exciting watch with an interesting plot. I wasn't as pulled into the story world as much as I was with 'Hiroshima' or 'Marienbad', for example.
Such heavy snow! Must be a bad year.
Based on the novel by Su Tong; 'Wives and Concubines', the critical female perspective showcased in Raise the Red Lantern is a global expression understood dearly by all women from different parts of the world.
Hiding behind customs and the pride of wealth — the four mistresses all plot against one another for their Master's attention. Similarily the intricate details of Raise the Red Lantern are presented in visually stunning symbols and…
"A picture is worth a thousand words," as the saying goes.
Don't let the runtime make you think there's not a lot going on here — although it's one image, Godard manages to bring this montage to life with powerful statements directed to a people and place so accustomed to a life of war and turmoil.
When it's time to close the book of life, I'll have no regrets.
I've seen so many people live badly, and so many die so well.