Watched Apr 24, 2012
Ronan Doyle’s review:
Hmmm. Hmmm. In echoing the atmosphere and emotion of neorealism it finds quite a deal of success, though there's a serious lack of grace to the technical aspects that detract seriously from that very effect. Primarily static shots with little cutting I approve of, but opting to shift angle by zooming abruptly into the scene is one of the best ways to pull an audience right out of a character's head. There are some seriously interesting things at play in the cyclical narrative structure that I was both bemused and delighted by, and the strength of the performances holds everything up. Because it's stuck with me and I have an itch to see it again I'm being generous in my rating; it's dull in places and visually problematic, but it's undoubtedly and inescapably fascinating.