Syndromes and a Century
Syndromes and a Century (2007)

Set 40 years ago in a small town's hospital, juxtaposed with a similar hospital in the present day. It is a fictional recollection of the love and work of the filmmaker's parents before they finally became lovers, exploring both… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite having little in the way of narrative, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes is a poignant and mesmerizing memoir.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

His fifth feature, Syndromes and a Century, might be [the director's] most purely intoxicating.

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David Ansen

It's absolutely mesmerizing.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic has a Buddhist aura surrounding it, leaving a warm and happy feeling with the viewer.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There's nothing here that resembles narrative urgency, but this is a quiet masterpiece, delicate and full of wonder.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Its rhymes and echoes make its folds endlessly fascinating.

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Bill Weber
Stylus Magazine

A quieter, shorter but scarcely less idiosyncratic specimen of Rorschach cinema than Inland Empire.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

The latest daydreamy film from this Thai auteur of languor is fragrant with tender love and sly humor.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You have to abandon any preconceived notions about movies and allow your mind to be seduced by the mystifying, occasionally humorous world of a one-of-a-kind filmmaker. You might even find yourself becoming a fan.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

As Ken Tynan said of Waiting for Godot, nothing happens, twice.

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