One might think the set design is too weird or just plainly ridiculous, but I think it's highly effective. One might think the whole poetry stuff is just stupid, but I think it's marvellous. One might think this is a boring, slow, badly-made movie, but I think it's a real masterpiece. Rohmer tells the stores exactly as it needs to be told, and the result is a very sober and even somewhat noble work of art. I love it.