Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles – Philippa Hawker

riding alone for thousands of miles.jpg From The Age (link):

Chinese director Zhang Yimou‘s Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles(ÂçÉÈáå˵∞ÂçïÈ™ë) is a project conceived by the director especially for its star, the veteran Japanese actor Ken TakakuraÔºàÈ´ò‰ªìÂÅ•Ôºâ, now in his mid-’70s. It’s a work that makes the most of the actor’s resolute, poignant impassivity, immaculately controlled and conveyed throughout the movie.

In some ways, this film is reminiscent of his more sentimental works, such as Not One Less(一个都不能少) and The Road Home(我的父亲母亲): it has rural locations, a quest theme, a child actor, a character defined by stubborn persistence. But it deals in restrained and quietly heartfelt ways with father-son estrangement and failed communication.

June 2, 2006, 6:09 AM
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