Steeped in naturalism (gorgeous shots of nature and of the girls' bodies and faces) this is a lyrical portrayal of adolescence at the end of summer. Flirtation, laughter, girl-boy asymptotes, as well as profound reflections about God, death and life, weave a tapestry of emotions, intellectual power and adolescent 'maturity, rarely encountered in cinema. Fresh outlook in a film that celebrates life!
I seem to know what I'm supposed to think and feel while watching this film, but I don't. The purity of its vision isn't in my frame of reference. Alas it remains fictive sentiment in the mouths of young women being captured and edited into an essay by older men with an agenda for the project itself. That's it for the angels.