Sundance 2022 Film Festival #1
Just fantastic. A modern anti-war film written and directed by a woman from a country that is currently fighting one. This was certainly a bleak start to this year’s fest, echoing Bergman's Shame, but the authenticity, atmosphere, intensity and clear passion in the making all generate an incredibly tough act to follow. It's brilliantly made from the cinematography to the production design to the sound design, amazing performances, and pacing; every aspect works to make an unforgettable slow burn with an even better ending. The movie is over, I let the credits run, but all I could do was sit and think about what I just saw. In all an exhilarating movie, I’m not going to forget this for a long time.