Saw this at TIFF08. Visually, it’s stunning and highly experimental. In terms of plot, it’s unforgivably flawed in pacing and lacks any semblance of coherency. Forcing Anthony Wong to speak Portuguese was a terrible idea; it broke any kind of suspension of disbelief I may have had.
As a side note, Anthony Wong accompanied the director to the screening at the Toronto Film Festival and he seemed embarrassed to be in the movie, making for a truly awkward Q&A session.