What the title says.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One star for Sufjan. Otherwise can't stomach this film. Visually this film is gorgeous (it can’t not be pretty in that region of Italy anyway), but that is honestly about it. The editing is frankly horrible and the audio was really off to me. Neither of the main characters are likeable, at least to me, they are way too smug, pretentious and self-involved. There is just no substance in the plot, it is tedious and maudlin. An unimpressive bourgeois summer…
I grew up in a family of Marxist-Leninists, my grandparents (who are still very alive and heathy) lived under Mao, my mother was born literally a year before this film, so I am not watching this as an outsider, but as an actual Chinese who is trying to catch a glimpse of how a western outsider viewed my country in the 70s, if it's any different from the stories that my grandparents had told me. Regarding the film itself... I…