Pretentious, melodramatic trash . Symbolizes everything that is wrong with modern day American ‘arthouse’ cinema, it just doesn’t have a clue. Everything from the atrocious dialogue, to the bland acting and shoddy camera work was just dire. Not one shining light whatsoever and a sad indictment of the state cinema finds itself in.
It was so beautiful and aesthetic that I'm confused whether to give it a 4 or a 5. Beauty can be very misleading, especially the beauty of love. I got shivers down my spine and teared up during some scenes. No matter how cliche it was, it moved me. Seems like the beauty wins here and I'll have to go with a 5.
it does feel like an extended ad for Calvin Klein perfume/cologne, but the intimacy between the two characters is pretty well done, and the jump cuts add to a sense of surrealism of time passing by so quickly as the two lovers are lost in each other. Its pretty aware of itself as an indulgent, romantic film. i'd probably watch it again
If one was ever to fall in love with a piece of film, this has to be it. Beautifully shot on locations across France, it depicts a simple story of true love between two people who meet again for the first time in years. It's truly a joy to watch this intimacy.. almost as if you are a voyuer looking into their love-affair. The photography is stunning. Shot entirely in B/W by Michael Polish, I cannot recommend enough.
This is the best of what film can be, a simple story, beautifully told. The buzz behind the technical achievement -- guerilla filmmaking made possible by a handheld camera capable of shooting in HD -- is all true, but would be nothing without an excellent script, bravely acted. Katic, in particular, is a real find, a radiant beauty one part Sophia Lauren, one part Audrey Hepburn, perfect for a timeless role.