Struggling as to whether I actually fully enjoyed this or was simply appreciative of it's qualities. That ending scene is pretty great though, no doubt about it.
Formally, it's pretty much a masterclass (albeit maybe a bit too glacially paced for me), but content and thematic wise, I feel like whatever Denis was trying to convey didn't jump out to me much by the time the credits were rolling. THAT SAID, some supplemental reading is helping with my appreciation, so we'll see if my feelings grow as time passes. But yeah, I really really dug the imagery and symphonic flow of the scenes.
Seems that I correctly identified the themes of jealousy and envy, so I get some points there I s'pose. AND there's a bit of a colonialism allegory in this too, interesting stuff.