(Zhu Yu, China). 85 minutes. Rating: N For those looking for lengthy sequences of dirt being sifted and moved from place to place or dull people bickering about inconsequential matters while doing one of the world’s most dangerous jobs, Cloudy Mountains has it all. Those who like things like substance, context or anything interesting to look at or listen to should stay far away.
Not only does this look at the inner workings of one of China’s biggest asbestos mines focus on a father and son who are unlikeable and annoying, but it never gives the viewer any reason to care about the job being done.
Worse, the imagery is so drab and lifeless that it feels three times longer than its already unconscionable length. AP Apr 26, 7 pm, ROM Theatre; Apr 27, 5 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 4; May 1, 1 pm, ROM Theatre.