CLOUDY MOUN­TAINS

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(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.

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