I think this movie is a great set of beautiful images without any sense of cohesion. The script does not lead anywhere, and I'm not saying that it has no apparent message, because many great films do not transmit any messages. The problem is that, after enduring a main character that looks retarded for over an hour, all her adventures and sufferings do not matter at all.
I really don't know what to think of Llosa's intentions here, was she trying to make a serious portrait of her country or what?, because the movie itself borders on art-house camp most of the time without anything of value in its mind other than exploiting the hypocrisies of the audience. Still, I'm not saying this is a bad movie, it's just a very disquieting one.
Irresponsible and shallow. The film is condescending of the customs of people who were once my neighbors. I sat through it, but it all became especially inexcusable when I considered that Satyajit Ray made films that were faithful to his people without having to descend to arthouse theatrics that have been exhausted to all hell.
Los "aborigenes" peruanos (o ciudadanos como prefiero decirlo yo) no nos sentimos ofendidos. Hubo alguna controversia acerca de la veracidad del film (lo cual esta fuera de cuadro pues como cualquier película, esta es una ficción) pero no más que ello. En todo caso, personalmente prefiero el primer film de Llosa.
Not for everyone, this is a slow burning movie that might alienate most people. It is a poetic view on a somewhat bizarre story, it almost feels like a light movie on a big-heavy subject. It could've been a disaster (and I'm pretty sure most people will think it is), but it's direction and editing are great, as are all the leading actors.