"You find shelter somewhere in me, I find great comfort in you."
This isn't a quote from the film rather one from a song by The Mountain Goats, but I feel it has relevance here. This film's setting is completely horrific and it so clearly impacts the lives and ideas of all of the characters present. Being surrounded by trash heaps, disease, rats and fleas, death and violence, the characters in this film all suffer deeply from their own personal struggles and have it framed by environmental dilapidation.
Despite all of this there lingers this presence of love, child-like wonder and beauty throughout the film. These quiet moments show themselves when, despite the darkness of their reality, characters allow themselves to comfort and support one another.
Also I can't wait to get this on Criterion so I can watch it through again with english subtitles lmao