Beautiful and beautifully lit black and white cinematography of people (and a horse) doing mostly very ordinary things. The score is lovely and appropriately spare. I was mesmerized for the first hour and a half or so, even finding myself annoyed when there was too much dialog or new characters intruded. Eventually, though, there comes a need to develop a story and reach a conclusion, or at least imply one. That never happened, so all of that gorgeous work was wasted due to a failure of storytelling. The occasional voice-over narration was intrusive – there was enough time and good filming technique spent showing us the story (or what we though would be a story) that it was pointless to have the narrator break in to tell us other equally mundane things that happen but which we weren’t shown.