Intellectually stimulating and emotionally charming piece on the deadends of artistic creativity. Widerberg's protagonist has something of Fellini's Guido in "8 1/2", utopian and fragile, indecisive and pragmatic. The combination of cerebral meditations on auteur-cinema amidst lovemaking has a strange transcendent quality, which is thoroughly convincing. Widerberg has a good grasp of verité sensuality. Loved it!