Beautiful fantastic dreams cover the long journey of Anastasia as she sleeps for 100 years, mixing reality and unreality, breaking time and causality, hinting at stories while evading anything solid. Erotic and innocent (in different moments), naive like a fairytale but dark like a Breillat film, significantly better than Bluebeard no matter what anyone says. Breillat finds moments of humor in this as well, letting especially Anastasia's innocent demeanor create strange, silly moments with more serious characters. While letting character carry the "story" through dream after dream, she indulges in beautiful imagery, from the Snow Queen's wonders to the mist-strewn rails and onward. Technology is a strange signifier of time through it all, not quite ever fitting but showing snippets of progress (from trains to the modern world, at the least).
December count: 39/100