Interconnected stories unfold to reveal episodes in the life of a documentary filmmaker—all interwoven, they are paralleled with a contemporary allegory of the classic story of Adam and Eve’s ‘fall from grace’ in the Garden of Eden.
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The first half of the film, scenes triggered like memories conjured by associations, fragmented like dreams, fantasies, nightmares, etc, is remarkable stuff. Figgis's imagination runs wild as he tells his own story contrasted against a provocative & moving recreation of that of Adam & Eve. The second half settles into something more conventional & as such seems less compelling. Although the ending is still profound.