Looking like a straight-up butchers cut of a 3 hour movie means it occupies a liminal area between slight and epic; its only investment in the relationship is moments of transactional warfare suggested by the title. What is sacrificed in real passion is gained through sprite film making, an energetic treatment of period usually stifled.
The aesthetic and the way the camera looks at the reality of the film make you fall deeper into the story. The props and casting are excellent, cause they exaggerate the feeling of 60s films. The very ending makes it simple and more rational, innocent and pure at the same time. Inspires, touches, breaks you into peaces
Pawlikowski preia maniera lui Rembrandt și pictează cu lumină o poveste de dragoste răvășitoare, care se întâmplă pe fundalul Războiului Rece. O peliculă tristă, cu mici elemente de umor aproape folclorist și o paletă muzicală extraordinară.
Beautiful tribute to Polish Film School (60s Skolimowski, Wajda, Morgenstern, Has, Kawalerowicz) but trying a bit too much to excel at that. It is too contrived, lacks a sparkle I could put it next to “Barrier” or “Good bye See you Tomorrow” and initiate my act of worship:)