This is one of the best film ever made by bella tarr.,
very unique and original, because bella tarr seems didn’t really care about the story (he admit that he despise the story in a film) and focused on whats real and more initial for him (the emotion development of a characters, the natural reaction of a human being to a certain event), this movie is just trying to tell us how the people of one isolated village will react to the arrival of the huge whale and the prince in some circus, it is as simple as that, but with bella tarr in charge, the result is this masterpiece.,
this powerful, beautiful, dark, and haunting movie.,
every single scene in this movie is not only very beautiful, thanks to the stupendous black and white cinematography, and tarr’s elegant style of directing with a very long takes of a scene as his signature, but it also very powerful and affecting, because every scene is very realistic, so delicately executed, and completed with brilliant performance by the casts., as a result, there are so much great scene that worth remembering from this movie, from the ingenious opening cosmic scene, the whale scene, the naked old man scene, until the beautiful closing scene.,
this movie kinda remind me of tarkovski’s masterpiece ‘stalker’, because they had many things in common, like the beautiful visual-image, the glorious word, using some symbolism, and shares same emotion for the viewer while and after watching the movie, but i can’t decide which movie is better, they are both hauntingly beautiful in their own way..