First movie I’ve watched from this director.
More of a formalist study than a dramatic one. The individual scenes are composed as microcosms emphasizing a primary theme. People occupy the same space and yet never connect. Each character’s actions and language (or lack) are almost undecipherable to those they wish to communicate with. Distance is emphasized by showing the actors through windows, mirrors, TV monitors, and even a decorative waterfall.
At times a bit too stylish-for-style’s-sake, and some of the manic improvised scenes don’t quite work, but overall a beautiful and funny film.