An impressive debut that pays homage to the Tarr/Tarkovsky film form and rhtyhm. The long and slow pans match perfectly the barren landscape and the film's aural signifiers grow in consciousness as the enigmatic proceedings conjoin the fate of various women into a single occult memory continuum. The hide-and-seek carnivalesque erotic hunt in the hut is gorgeously filmed. Bold but, ultimately, wise in its film form.
MASTERPIECE.Bears most of the characteristic traits of what we call 'slow cinema' but what sets it apart is the complex multipaced use of time.Also the influx of memory, mystery, magic and tragedy,that betrays any possibility of deterministic interpretation takes this film beyond the horizon of any realist residues.The initial discomfort with the extreme widescreen not withstanding, a cinematic experience to savour.