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Thu, Jan 12, 2017

(Some of) The Best of 2016Repertory Series Archive

Kaili Blues

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Kaili Blues – dir Bi Gan

Double Feature with EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

(2015) dir Bi Gan w/Chen Yongzhong, Zhao Daqing [113 min; DCP]
A doctor at a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, China decides to go on a road-trip that brings him to a mysterious town where time is not linear and ghosts wander the streets.

“A tour de force. The most elusive and the most memorable new movie that I’ve seen in quite some time…. manages to evoke Resnais, Tarkovsky, Hou Hsiao-hsien.” – J. Hoberman, New York Review of Books

★★★★ “Bi’s singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Like those auteurs, he achieves what film is best at but seldom accomplishes — a stirring of a deeper consciousness, a glimpse into a reality transcending the everyday.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“First-time writer-director Bi Gan and cinematographer Wang Tianxing infuse the imagery with a feeling at once otherworldly and familiar — the kind of thing you can’t put a name to but would swear you’ve already experienced.” – Michael Nordine, Village Voice

“Dazzling originality.” – Andrew Chan, Film Comment

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