How can we understand slow films? What do they show, what do they tell us? At some point during my (previously academic) research, I came to the conclusion that every slow film deals with death. It does not necessarily involve the death of a person. In fact, I think few slow films deal with actual death (my memory could trick me tho). I speak of death in a larger sense, death as in loss, as something that comes to an end and that is mourned. It can be a life-long job in the metal industry (Wang Bing’s . . .