My progression of reaction to this film:
Phase 1: Hated every second.
Phase 2: Started to understand it.
Phase 3: Began to like it, especially thematically.
Phase 4: Getting more conflicted.
Phase 5: Settled on respecting the films craft; but hated the characters.
I love the filmmaking here, especially the long sequences and handheld camerawork. But I could not care less about the characters in this film. I understand the political climate already has these characters shackled, so to speak, but the film gave me no reason to care about their predicament or why they made the choices they did.
That said, on paper, the themes this film presents and the balance it brings to its depiction of those notions,…