At the very beginning of the film, two characters talk about a man who thinks about sex all the time. The conversation is very mild and meant for humor.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Yuhe Zhizhi is such a person. At the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, Liu leyoumi of “no one knows” set the Cannes Film emperor record at the age of 14. At that time, I remembered the name of the director (of course, a more interesting gossip is that as the chairman of the jury that year, Quentin always wanted to award the film emperor award to George W. Bush in Fahrenheit 911…). Later, I saw an advertisement of xinhaicheng, an animation director I had always liked, and suddenly fell in love with Takako Tate’s voice. So I searched a pile of her albums and found that she sang the theme song of “no one knows”. Later, I found that my favorite writer, zhanan, also liked Shizhi Yuhe’s films. It was not until recently that I noticed that in the context of literary and artistic young people, the evaluation of Shi zhiyuhe was faintly more than that of Juner Iwai – which I had never realized before that I finally made up my mind to look for him. So I started with this film. I have to say that I suddenly returned to the time when I first started watching movies, because it may be my habit to like watching films from familiar directors. This is about the same reason. Yuhe Zhizhi’s films have been delayed until now.

It should be said that this is not a good-looking film, because I expected it to be a warm and gorgeous film like Junji Iwai. Most of the pictures of this film are in low illumination. The rhythm is slow. It took a lot of effort to turn around. However, when I realized what the film was about, I suddenly began to worship Shizhi Yuhe. How to say, when watching this film, I think of that very interesting metaphor. It’s like a little hedgehog showing you his soft little belly – a movie about movies. I almost burst into tears.

The literal translation of the title is “wonderful life” and the English name is “after life”. I think it is not as good as this Chinese translation. The play of this film is very powerful – it’s “setting”, if you look at it as a fantasy film. This setting is that everyone will come to a transfer station after death. There will be a week here. From Monday to Wednesday, these dead people will choose one of their most precious memories from their lifetime memories, and then tell the staff. These memories will then be made into a film, and then these people watch the film, and then leave here with their best memories for heaven.

This setting really touched me for a moment. Those “staff”, that is, angels, are presented as a crew in the film, and this week’s work is also presented as the shooting process of a film from play to screening. Ha, what a lovely story it is. The angels, or the filmmakers, are those who don’t want to leave. They don’t want to go to heaven, because when they go to heaven, they can only leave a memory in their life. They choose to stay, just choose not to forget; The function of this transit station, or film, is to retain people’s most precious and beautiful memory. Therefore, the film shooting behavior displayed by Shizhi Yuhe in the film has extremely rich significance in an instant. The film is so beautiful and important. This is what Shizhi Yuhe wants to say as a “filmmaker”.

I suddenly feel that this film review is a little incoherent. In fact, when I watched the film yesterday, I felt I was poked by shizhiyuhe. Be rational. There are too many films discussing the film itself. It can be said that kislovsky’s film fans or Woody Allen’s purple rose in Cairo, but the film finally started after the tedium of the previous hour, All of a sudden, it took me seconds to realize that only those who have made films themselves will have this feeling of resonance. More rationally, Shizhi Yuhe has undoubtedly learned a lot from Hou Xiaoxian. The most typical is the window in the back view. This is very interesting. In addition, Jia Zhangke’s 24 cities undoubtedly has a very clear relationship with the film. Most of the content of the first hour of next stop, the kingdom of heaven was an interview, but it still gave the relationship lens – ha, what zhiyuhe wants is a feature film, not a “imitation documentary”. It’s interesting to find that Shi zhiyuhe has a good relationship with Hou Xiaoxian, Yang Dechang and Jia Zhangke.

Well, I really lack the ability to write my favorite movies. Although I didn’t give a high score for this film, because there were obvious defects in the play: the last 40 minutes were actually the main line of the film, but compared with the front, it looked like a branch line. The conclusion is that the previous paragraph is too long. I think 40 minutes is enough for the interview. The lines of the other two protagonists should be buried more. But then the line moved me a little, “I found that I had become a part of other people’s happiness”, so the “old angel” decided to leave. The memory he retained was his work in this transit station in heaven, that is, the memory of making movies. So the light came on and the people sitting in the audience disappeared.

What would this book look like if Junji Iwai took it? It should be a sunny environment, warm yellow tone, film library in the afternoon sunshine, white curtains raised in the wind; There should be sad music full of memories and moving stories. Of course, the most important thing is that the film composed of the best memories of everyone’s life will be shown in the cinema, and then in the moving music, the people in the audience gradually disappear and go to heaven. Shizhi Yuhe almost did the opposite, reducing the music to no, and took all those sensational places lightly. The key is that in his place, the film that was filmed finally appeared and did not appear – we only saw a film, which is the memory of the angel who decided to leave. Therefore, the presentation of film shooting behavior is emphasized. Perhaps this is Yuhe Zhizhi’s appeal – not sensational.

This is Shi zhiyuhe’s soft little belly, and it’s also where the film moved me. Shi zhiyuhe said that the people who made the film were angels. Angels don’t want to forget. Angels quietly watch other people’s life and shoot other people’s stories, and the most precious memory of their life is making movies.

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