Superbly haunting, existentialist investigation of the core of human desire with a wonderfully unexpected 4th-wall-breaking shift in perspective at the end. The cinematography is meticulous and the warbling score creates a constant, destabilising sense of unease. 4.5 stars
I found myself entranced by the dialogue. The characters were so rich and entertaining. That being said, I think this movie exposed how much I depend on the fast-paced editing of modern films. In times where I ought to have felt suspense, I was worried more about how uncomfortable my seat was.
The film is a very slow loose combination of beautiful scenes (mostly due to where it is filmed, not how it is filmed), long monologues, poetry and mystery, not a pleasant experience to watch. I think the films content could work better in another format (graphic novel?).
"I don't give a damn about inspiration. How would I know the right word for what I want? How would I know that actually I don't want what I want? Or that I actually don't want what I don't want? They are elusive things: the moment we name them, their meaning disappears, melts, dissolves like a jellyfish in the sun. My conscience wants vegetarianism to win over the world. And my subconscious is yearning for (cont.)
You cannot follow a straight path, and you cannot go back the way you came. A broken kind of allegory, that sends forth its ideas but is constantly trying to take them back, we think we have an answer to the question, but then the movie reveals we've been asking the wrong question. And where the hell do these images come from, so uncanny. A world in search of a humanity.