In my opinion one of Lars von Trier's most remarkable films. The idea to use the acoustic perception of a nearly blind woman as samples to build up the (only imagined) music/dance sequences is extraordinary and leads to their very special kind of integration. Therefore beyond the narration the movie functions as a discourse about musicals and the question "why do they start to sing and dance all of a sudden".
I sobbed my tiny heart out. I admit it. The attempt to find even the tiniest glimmer of light & hope when the inevitable blackness is drawing ever closer (literally in Selma's case) is only made more powerful in the film's choice to cut through all the selfishness, sacrifice and misunderstanding of reality with momentary musical segments. Truly debilitating to the spirit, affirming to the soul.