vincent7 saidWalked out on it; wasn't entertained.
Just saw the film and I'll use that as my starting point. This isn't a film that will entertain you, amuse you, or provide you conventional enjoyment. If you look for that in a film (as 99.9% of filmgoers do), skip this. Skip this like the plague. It's not the point of the film, it doesn't pretend it is and it doesn't apologize for not being it.
People who say art films are pretentious bullshit could very well make the assumption that something written in Chinese characters is pretentious bullshit to someone who only speaks English. If you haven't been taught how to read something you can't make a judgement on it simply because you don't know how to assimilate it.
I think it was incredibly ballsy to release this on the general public, or rather on the general public that ventures out every third weekend to their Landmark cinema to experiment with an independent film. This isn't for the independent film-watching audience. This very thickly uses contemporary art tools that the general public is not equipped to chip away at. I have an art degree and I had to be taught how to read art.
I didn't enjoy the film. That being said I cried my eyes out at the last 15 minutes of it. It was conceptually overwhelming for me at that point and I broke down. Hard.