SUZHOU RIVER (Lou Ye, 2000)

Lou Ye’s complicated though atmospheric, hypnotic, depressed Su Zhou He crosses social materiality and swooning reverie, documentary and dream, harsh reality and compulsive romantic story-telling.      One young man, the narrator, is a videographer; he mostly “appears” as the eye of his camera—although there’s a glimpse of him in a car, sadistically laughing, and a long-shot […]