The last time I watched this film was at its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and I was at a particularly low moment in my life - I knew that eventually I would want to largely erase the person sitting next to me from my memory. If you think that's harsh, you've never been in a particularly toxic relationship. I remember weeping through the ending.
I anticipated that I would find this movie less romantic than I did the first time, and I was right; however, it contains stunning shots, and I think it has a larger point to make about excising difficult and painful events from your memory rather than learning from them.
I'd love to see the novum of the film - excisive forgetting - applied on a historical scale. What would a macro-examination of this theme look like? How would it affect society and politics?