Two girls at 15: Louise, in a prestigious girls’ high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses backwards in time…
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NOTES—baggy sweaters & box of wine in the refrigerator/voiceover continues after she leaves letter on the table and starts playing piano/in between sizes in the fitting room/scenes with dress very important/singing songs while doing dishes/the mother is a beautiful character/poor fathers/because the story is reversed the development of the relationship is accented by our anticipation of it’s unraveling/ [...]
Class limitations all expressed by decor, one mean little scene after another. Sad. And kindof inexorable. Skillfully done. Campion's distinctive style. At one point I felt like if anyone opens that refrigerator door again, I'm gonna scream.