Long takes with a mostly distant, mostly stationary camera. It’s kinda hypnotic. Nothing much happens for minutes on end, just people talking about inconsequential things. Very stylish in its non-stylishness.
Plot-wise, nothing is explained, and all the people seem to be telling half-truths to each other, and doing very odd things. But gradually things come into focus and you kinda piece things together. Brilliant.
I laughed out loud when the titles came in at the 45 minute mark along with a jaunty tune.
Blissfully Yours. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 2002. Thailand.
- 5 parts cocounut rum
- 3 parts lemongrass syrup
- 2 parts lime juice
Sharky with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime and lemongrass.
2 stalks of lemongrass, chopped 2 parts water 1 part sugar
Bring to a boil and them simmer for 15 minutes. Chill. Dude.