The objective camera doesn't seek props or embellishments but rather captures a distasteful social reality without extravagant stratagems. It gives us the raw environment within the household, at the working premises, and in streets bursting at the seams with traffic congestion.
Irena Gorbachyova is utterly mesmerising to watch as she embodies the essence of tolerance and forgiveness in this tale of a relationship rapidly fracturing and self-imploding. The excessive partying could have been wound back a touch especially at the start where the first family dinner scene felt false and over-reaching. Comes together beautifully. 4 stars