maggie ann re’s review published on Letterboxd:
To be honest, I’m feeling wildly cynical about this movie at the moment (will see it again!) but that doesn’t eclipse my awe of the overall achievement of the thing. Just beautiful. Saw it followed by an hour-long (!) conversation with pta, Joachim trier, and renate reinsve, which had me absolutely blissed out to no end. PTA was so complimentary of them both in this way that was so thoughtful and effusive and opened a discussion that felt safe, exciting, and meaningful. Really special. It was 2AM in Oslo but you could tell trier wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Side note (not patronizing but out of genuine concern): oh my god, I am so sorry for you poor LA people, trying to go see movies. What an exhausting endeavor. Please come spend a relaxing weekend hopping around rep houses in New York without traffic or parking. I respect your tenacity but holy moly I never realized how rough it could be.