This film seems to have garnered a couple of somewhat patronising reviews from our fellow MUBI viewers. That's a shame - we thought it was wonderful, both for its cinematography and its playfulness. It's a European dream, funny and witty and led by strong women behind and in front of the camera.
There were points when I felt this was going to be absolutely amazing; and others when I wondered where on earth it was going. I think the two reactions are connected just as the focus on duality in the film is both intriguing and irritatingly imprecise. The acting is wonderful and the cinematography a marvel.
This film is so nice that saying anything critical about it makes you feel like a brute. It's the filmic equivalent of a 80% cocoa brownie, sold in a stylish little cardboard box, in a stylish little shop that looks like it's 1900, on a stylish little promenade with chic people pretending they are somewhere and sometime else. No-one wants to harm such a good brownie and such nice people.