Limitless Cinema in Broken English

May 27, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 8:11 pm

I just heard from Kevin Lee’s blog that RAISED FROM DUST will be released as a DVD. I haven’t seen this film, but Filmsick who saw it praised it a lot.

You can read the details about this DVD release at Kevin’s blog:

This is what Filmsick wrote about this film:

“This film is about a poor woman who has a sick husband staying in a hospital and a daughter who can’t pay tuition fees. What’s surprising is that the film contains no melodramatic scene. This is a low-budget film, full of static shots and stillness. The images seem to be transfixed by the empty atmosphere of rural China. Every scene is so natural, so life-like and so long that it can be a torture. The film is like a documentary without an ounce of sentimentality. We rarely see a close-up scene of the heroine. The story doesn’t seem to move forward. There is no music. Even in the climactic scene, we can only hear a sound of the wheels from her vehicle. This is not a kind of slow-but-deep films as Hou Hsiao-hsien’s, nor a kind of slow-bittter-humorous films as Tsai Ming-liang’s. But this is a film of stillness and silence which is extremely hurtful and powerful.”



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