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Plot: A story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s parents who were both doctors, and his memories of growing up in a hospital environment.
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I really tried to give it a chance but…
I have now seen three of Apichatpong’s films (Mysterious Objects, Blissfully Yours and now this). It finally occurred to me what is going on and why so many people, already enamored of offbeat, experimental and artsy films, still find his work difficult.
I really got into “Mysterious Objects” at first, the “exquisite corpse” method and the way a simple story got embellished as he went along. But Apichatpong seemed to lose interest in the narrative, so the film became a static slide show of his travels, losing all of its narrative energy.
“Sud Saneha” (Blissfully Yours) never got me engaged. It was an agonizing experience in lost opportunity and self-indulgent amateurism.
So now, I can say that “Syndromes and a Century” is by far the best of the three. I gave it 6 out of 10.
I finally understood that Apichatpong is an artist of still images. He has no idea what to do with emotions or the people who feel them. He just allows them to populate his canvas, and pays no attention to what they do. In fact, if they do nothing and stay still, that’s even better.
The camera moves from time to time, but that is clearly just giving better depth to his still images. He has no skills in using images that move, other than to take them in in a decidedly passive way. There are times in this movie when it is effective (the steam entering the pipe, for example), but most of the time, it underscores his discomfort with the moving image.
I really want to like his films, mostly because here in Thailand, popular culture is so crushing and stifling, anything artistic is like drops of water in a desert. But I can only cut so much slack.
Artistically filmed, but tried my patience
There is a story to be found here somewhere, but it is cleverly hidden among a grab bag of images. Ostensibly it is about the director’s parents who were both doctors. But they are on screen for about 10% of the movie.
Director Weerasethakul uses skillful framing and subtle color to create some remarkable images. There are some very sensual scenes of natural settings. The majority of scenes seem to be thrown in due to random firings in the director’s brain. There are long slow takes circling statues that come from nowhere and go nowhere and lots of prolonged shots of people staring into space. There is one scene capturing a perfectly ordinary dental procedure that goes on for several minutes and another scene of great length of an exhaust vent sucking smoke out of a room. This latter is somewhat transfixing, but I can’t see why it’s there.
The movie creates a mood, but I often found that mood to be one of annoyance. If anyone can explain the meaning of the English title (“Syndromes and a Century”) please let me know.
This one is definitely for the art house crowd.
Original Language th
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Toronto International) (Canada), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Mar del Plata) (Argentina)
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Writer Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Actors Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok
Country Thailand, France, Austria
Awards 3 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm