The film is beautifully shot and I liked a lot of the sequences. Apart from that, I have to say that I had the same problems that I had with Llosa’s first film. You kind of feel that this is made by someone who is in a superior position to her characters. It is a bit like in the old theatre pieces where the lower classes are good for the comedy part only. The only person you really get to know is the protagonist and her story is really well told. All the other characters are more like stereotypes and kind of exploited for some laughs and some nice scenes.
Still it is a movie that I liked most of the time and it has some great photography.