The River (1997)
aka He liu
Reviewed in November 2010
Director: Tsai Ming-liang. Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Miao Tien, Lu Yi-Ching, Chen Shiang-chyi, Ann Hui, Lu Shiao-Lin, Chen Chao-jung, Yang Kuei-mei. Screenplay: Tsai Ming-liang, Yang Pi-ying, and Tsai Yi-chun.
Twitter Capsule: Long takes engross, stultify, tickle, and exasperate. Ace control of frame, color, sound. Funny start. Climax stuns.

Photo © 1997 Central Motion Picture Corporation
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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Berlin Film Festival: Special Jury Prize (runner-up for Best Picture)
Chicago Film Festival: Silver Hugo (runner-up for Best Picture)

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