“This vacancy, like the scant fossil record of a prehistoric animal we cannot actually characterize with any accuracy, is what Chou’s film is finally about, and his efforts to fill the void, which include interviewees restaging film scenes as they remember them, is crushingly poignant”.
Read the full article written by Michael Atkinson here.
“Golden Slumbers sometimes suggests a synthesis of Lanzmann and Ken Burns”
Read the review by Steve Erickson on Gay City News.
« The film’s most striking gambit is a move towards haunting visual poetry in its latter half; set to ominous drones and reverberating Cambodian pop songs from a bygone era, ghostly tracking shots through Phnom Penh pool halls and towards inanimate objects recall the more eccentric touches of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century. »
Read the full review here.
« Rarely has the act of remembering felt so powerful onscreen ».
Read the full review by Sam Weisberg on Village Voice.
Golden Slumbers directed by Davy Chou will be screened at the Alliance française Auditorium in Vancouver on November 7, 2013. A discussion led by Steven Lee, a professor at the UBC Department of History specialized in East Asia and the Cold War will precede the film’s screening. More details here.
In his article, Yuan-Kwan Chan, inspired by Golden Slumbers searched for the venues that used to be movie theaters (except the Cinema Lux, that still shows movies). You can read the article here.
Golden Slumbers directed by Davy Chou will participate in Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival in China. You can visit GZDOC’s website for more information.