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just saw "book of kings" and am still affected by its stillness and
openness, fragility and timelessness. shorts are rarely acts of cinema,
american shorts rarely poetic. the only other one i have seen this year
that i felt moved to comment on, little failures, was similarly out of place
in this way. the only film i can see when i close my eyes to compare it to
is the japanese film "afterlife" -- and even then only in afterlife's
speechless outdoor scenes. and yet, book of kings' characters are the
essence of america: first, second, and third generation new yorkers who
retain the magic and wisdom of their homeland, the whispers on the wind that
they can miraculously hear over the roar of the engine on the staten island
ferry. it warrants mutiple viewings, as i know there's more there i missed
the first time. yet i am left satisfied by the story, a statement i can
make about fewer and fewer films.
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