With this one I had a blast! Watching photographies - some funny, most aesthetical pleasures, some mind-bending, others beautiful - accompanied by Tiger Lillies’ macabre music that makes you wanna take Death out for a drink and tell jokes together, plus Iggy Pop doing William S. B. And the idea that we all were once nothing, one day we’ll again be nothing, in-between we’re humans often feeling we’re nothing.
This is easily my favorite movie that I've watched so far this year. I'm not much one for poetry, but the writing of the narration in this movie was beautiful, amusing and profound. The cinematography was not only very well done, but more beautifully combined with the great narration by Iggy Pop and the wonderful musical score into a masterful piece of art. Halfway through I knew I wanted to watch this again.
I found this to be an incredibly joyous, light, and pleasurable treat. The cinematography is rightly celebrated - I didn't find a single shot to be anything less than beautiful. Iggy Pop's narration in nonsensical light verse is lovely; however, I found the real star of the film to be the soundtrack - jaunty, moving, and invaluable to the film's pacing.
A filmmaker’s film, an ode to the camera itself and the beauty of everything it captures, even the most seemingly mundane—or “nothing”—subjects. Not quite narrative, not quite documentary, I guess IPON would best be classified (though that very act defeats the purpose) as an essay film, like “Sans Soleil” but much cuter (though never precious). The cinematography is stunning and Iggy Pop’s narration is a real treat.
Ketiadaan merentas waktu, merentas sempadan, merentas budaya, merentas geografi, dan merentas spesis. Ketiadaan ada dan tidak ada. Kita melihat dan juga tidak melihatnya. Filem ini menunjukkan bahawa apa yang tidak divisualkan juga mempunyai suara dan ingin berada dalam Ketiadaannya.
I have watched it twice in the European film panorama in Cairo, watched it twice on Mubi, and I think I will watch it again and again. I was always saying that I miss some humor in the experimental films that care much about visuals, and I miss visual quality in comedies. This film is visually magnificent, warm, simply deep and witty.