Fascinating in that you're never quite sure where this is heading; powerfully believable as a modern love story; slightly sketchy as a talking bear & ghost dad parable for a troubled childhood. Still, it's beautiful cinematography, dark edges, warm characters and breathtaking scenery offer a contemporary take on relationship drama. 4 stars.
An intriguing relationship drama wherein Northern spirituality guides lost lovers in facing their troubled past. Notably high concept, spiritual guidance acts through ancestral links such as blood and poetic ones such as love and intuition. It also acts via a talking bear. In other words, the film's appreciable high concept mode mostly misses the mark.
66/100 - Decent. (2.5)