Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dialogue vs. Duplicity: Notes on Syndromes and a Century and I Don't Want To Sleep Alone

By Ryland Walker Knight

Are you my brother?
Are you my lover?

1. Friday the 13th, July, 2007: Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA:
7:00 — Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century
9:05 — Tsai Ming-liang’s I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone
My seat: dead-center, five rows back from the screen.
My posture: slouched, a little pooped, but wide-eyed; I ate some semi-sweet chocolate chips on the low and drank water from my Nalgene

[For the rest of the notes click here to be forwarded to The House Next Door]

02006: 105 minutes: written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
02006: 115 minutes: written and directed by Tsai Ming-liang

[The quality is shitty but this is an amazing sequence near the close of _Syndromes_ that you should watch, regardless of whether or not you've seen what's preceded it in the film up to this point.]

1 comment:

  1. Very nice double feature, even if they don't match up very well.

    The SIFF cinema is playing them in Seattle. But I think I'm boycotting them. I'm pretty sure they've been trying to sabotage us.