Moseying in Thailand as a Sad, Distant Slacker

Moseying in Thailand as a Sad, Distant Slacker – NYT, September 7, 2011
…“Hi-So,” directed by Aditya Assarat, prizes atmosphere and metaphor over incident and character. Melancholy and loss prevail. In the opening section the film crew stays at a nearly empty hotel (it’s low season), and the coastline’s beauty takes on a sad cast under gray skies. In the movie within the movie Ananda plays an amnesiac who wanders a hotel ruined by a typhoon. And in the Bangkok section the modern apartment building where he lives is also something of a ruin. It looks great from the front, but the backside was torn away by the typhoon…

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