A great and touching romance that is gorgeous to look at and features fine actors at the top of their game. It truly is a masterpiece of world cinema and Jane Campion clearly is an immensely gifted filmmaker.
This film succeeds largely as a directorial piece. The shots are extremely well composed and the overall production is phenomenal. Yet, I couldn't help but feel the script could have been a tad stronger. Still, a really well made film!
A modern masterpiece. From costumes, to soundtrack (legendary Michael Nyman), to cinematography, writing and acting... everything was staggering beautiful and carefully constructed. It reminded me a bit of Malick's "Days of Heaven". Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin were both so amazing.