A disturbing exploration of ambiguous power relations, the action operating at the fine line between playfulness and perversity. Aschan cleverly depicts this at three life stages: the young girl unknowingly confronts the adults with their sense of taboo, while the teenagers experiment and discover their capacity to push at sexual and relational boundaries. I found it stayed with me long after the end.
by the end of the film i had completely forgotten the comparison to show me love; it is definitely no show me love. would probably give 2.5 stars if possible. edit: i always give harsher reviews when i haven't let the film settle yet, and so a few days later i think it was a good film, quite uncomfortable and interesting and maybe i was too harsh to begin with
Honestly: dull, and unconvincing. The cinematography carries much of the film; the direction itself, the script, and the acting are quite wooden. Most frustrating is the heavy-handed themes which were presented rather than developed. There's promise, but this isn't a full work yet. Show Me Love is a much, much better film. As was It Felt Like Love which had some similar themes and was on Mubi recently.