Sunday, September 09, 2007
Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (2007, Hou Hsiao-Hsien) 57
A mediation of innocence of the past clashing with the realities of today; video games replacing more innocent child's play, working mothers replaced by nannies, divorce and other such adult troubles. This is just too loose for my taste and it floats around its point without force, while a little more force and rigor might have really touched a nerve. Instead Hou never really seems to say anything with much coherence and the film feels very flabby as a result.