I went in expecting to see something depressing yet captivating and cathartic. Love becomes a bit of a double-edged sword however as it is often presented as a sacrifice above all.
Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves.
Quotes from an elephant sitting still. He told me the other day there is an elephant in Manzhouli. There are colors yes but its mostly gray. FOLK SONGWalking on Ice 6.
Despite its bleakness and its visual and tonal austerity. One of the most acclaimed feature debuts of the last decade the first and tragically last film from Hu Bo who took his own life at the age of twenty-nine is a tour de force of existential fury and transcendent catharsis. FOLK SONGWalking on fire 4.
An Elephant sitting still. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves. Apart from the occasional musical relief it is deathly quiet.
Is a hard film to think about let alone write about. Directed by Hu Bo 2018 China. His abusive father Guozhang ZhaoYan demands he leave his home.
He told me the other day. It sits there all day long perhaps some people keep stabbing it with forks or maybe it just enjoys sitting there. Or maybe it just enjoys sitting there.
An Elephant Sitting Still 2018 Trivia on IMDb. An Elephant Sitting Still was shot in a series of gorgeous long takes for only 3 hours each day in order to retain the sandy-ochre colour palette portraying the grime and pollution of this Chinese life. An Elephant Sitting StillAn Elephant Sitting StillSoundtrack by Hualun花伦 released 10 November 2018 1.
Defending his friend Li Kai Zhenghui Ling accused of stealing a phone Bu accidentally pushes bully Yu Shuai Xiaolong Zhang down the stairs. This hopeless resiliency defines late Hu Bos monumental An Elephant Sitting Still. Blue FireworksShort Version 2.
Perhaps some people keep stabbing it with forks. They feed the elephant food but it takes no notice. An Elephant sitting still.
As a reviewer of this film I feel obligated to mention Hu Bos suicide before it was releasedThis fact hangs over the film and makes the pain inherent in it all the more immediate. 2202021 A suicidal man is a man who has learned to be resilient in the most pessimistic manner possible. 11152018 Quotes first lines Yu Cheng.
As An Elephant Sitting Still. 372019 The much-talked-about elephant in Hu Bos An Elephant Sitting Still never appears onscreen but it isnt an imaginary beast. A voiceover opens the film with a parable about an elephant in a zoo in the outpost city of Manzhouli who refuses to eat and sits motionless and silent.
It sits there all day long. Everyday it is the same thing. Starring Yu Zhang Yuchang Peng Uvin Wang.
The four hour run time sometimes tests the viewers concentration but is. 7152020 An Elephant Sitting Still is a revelationA work of slow cinema that forges its own identity and understands the painful reality of human nature. April 16 2020.
One thing that you shouldnt expect from An Elephant Sitting Still is some artless ragged cry of rage. In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. 16-year-old Wei Bu Yuchang Peng is having an awful day.
The experience was in reality something far harder to engage with. Runs towards its epic confrontational climax a sense of doom is measured against the growing influence of love. An Elephant Sitting Still.
Blue FireworksLong Version 5. Hu hints that his feeble protest might be against injustice and that even if limited the protest can still be a means for some to survive or overcome the unbearable rigors of a troubling daily life. An Elephant Sitting Still.
People gather there watching it sitting still. In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli they say there is an elephant that simply sits still and ignores the world. Cameos Mistakes Spoilers and more.
There is an elephant in Manzhouli. Four people in a Chinese city live through a complicated day as their lives intersect. Brody argued that Hus vision conveys a mighty universal.
And that the volatile roving long takes pursue the characters to the deepest corners of their explosive despair. Another friend Huang Ling Wang Yuwen is facing. In The New Yorker Richard Brody lauded An Elephant Sitting Still as one of the greatest recent films writing that Hu builds an intricate grid of conflict-riddled connections among the movies main characters.