Thirty years after Buñuel’s last work, his fellow countryman José Luis Guerín comes up with a new, acclaimed, sensual film also about “that obscure object of desire”, as a young painter arrives in Strasbourg in search of a woman who bewitched him 6 years earlier.
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I think The Guardian review said it best when it called this film a "hauntingly enigmatic interior drama of longing". Indeed. Perfectly photographed. Superb sound design. A meditation on the act of looking, the ache of desire, and the disappointment of fulfillment in a city of strangers going about their lives in crowded isolation.
Something I have come to appreciate is a re-experiencing of a work that becomes a creative process that inspire thousands of ideas. This is one those works. I feel a very strong connection with Jose Luis Guerin, like a kindred spirit.