very impressive things bogged down by some very heavy literalness
i understand exactly 0% of criticisms claiming this film is reprehensible and not worth engaging with
this film is super real—wang bing docs look like a stroll in the park compared to this. verena paravel and lucien castaing-taylor display their trademark genteelness and utmost respectfulness for their subjects, though my mental sanity weeps for the day when they were still working with more fictionalized forms.
yes, the film is about a cannibal. yes, it's unrepentant, and at times very graphic.…