After spending some time online, the awesome husband managed to get us free tickets for the screening of the Chinese movie2046. So last night we made our way to the E St. Cinema in downtown DC, where we along with a house full of other movie aficionados got the chance to see the flick before its DC release.
What did I think of it? Artistically, it was brilliant, as was the performance by Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Ziyi Zhang (The Road Home, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero).
The movie tells the story of a science-fiction writer who struggles with loneliness and his own pursuit of happiness and true love. The author’s novel is intercut into his waking life taking the viewer through an overwhelming, complex journey of past, present and future. In a nutshell, the movie is a reflection on lost loves, passion and bad timing.
The only criticism I could give this move is the fact it dragged, lasting a bit over two hours. But I guess the movie was not made for mainstream audience, those with a short attention span like myself. I highly recommend this movie. For those living in this part of the globe, Netflix 2046 now!
I just read your review. Quite an eclectic mix you got there 🙂 I have “netflixed” all the movies that you mentioned. I look forward to reading more of your movie reviews (especially foreign ones).
I’m a man who likes films from outside North America, and the slower pace they often engender. However, I must agree, that badboy dragged. It was beautiful and evocative to watch, but I was suffering a bit.
I wrote briefly about 2046 and some other recent foreign (for me, at least) favourites here:
DVD release date unkown, that’s still earlier than the movie would make it to utah’s theaters…
anyway, it is “nettifliksed”