If Alfred Hitchcock had ever made "Psycho" and changed the point of view from the victim to the killer's point of view I think the film would have looked something close to this one. Catherine Deneuve is excellent as both fragile and extremely dangerous in a performance that captivates from the first second. It has some captivating shots of surrealism, terror, gruesomeness and beauty in it.
Tengo mucho qué decir sobre esta película, pero me gustaría hacer unas investigaciones primero. Esta película es increíble, el horror se va formando por distintos elementos en efecto bola de nieve. Como feminista, el film me afectó mucho, sobre todo después de conocer sobre los cargos presentados hacia Polanski. Esta película es sin duda de estudio sociológico. Polanski me causa repulsión, pero amo esta película.
3-4. As unromantic a take on Cinderella as I've ever seen, it feels like we know a touch too little about our heroine for all the time we spend inside her psyche. Granted, I greatly appreciate that the movie never languishes too long in Carol's psyche before more conflict pops up. But I can't say I think it's a whole lot greater than the sum of its parts. But it did remind me fondly of 'The Wind' and Lillian Gish.
Aesthetic/cinematic porn! In that sense, it's pretty ecstatic. Rhythm, pacing, cinematography... But the assumptions he seeks to undermine are a bit unsophisticated, aren't they? Like, easy prey? And the work is informed by and infused with its (his) own problematic world-view... (What if a Sweet Innocent Girl could be complex? Why, then she'd be out of control! The horror scenario of the patriarchy.)
It manages successfully to balance between linear storytelling and abstract filmmaking. So it offers concrete chronicle of the twisted mind while also allows diving into its abyss - interplay between sound editing and shadows concludes it as a pure psychological horror, worthy of its reputation.