While most directors seem to have put most of their efforts into creating a captivating opening of their films, in his drama "Ten" Abbas Kiarostami seems to have done the other way around: starts bland and then tightening his grip significantly.
It features an absolutely heartbreakingly stellar performance by Andrea Berntzen in the lead. Added to that is DP Martin Otterbeck's amazing photo, great writing from Anne Bache-Wiig & Siv Rajendram Eliassen and strong direction from Erik Poppe.
THE WRITING. McDonagh's screenplay is a work of brilliance. Add the ACTING. Powerful, lovely, hilarious McDormand. And Rockwell giving it all: far-out, crazy, disgusting and, against all odds, charmingly loveable.
Felicity Jones and young Lewis MacDougall are truly terrific. Liam Neeson is perfect as the voice of the monster and the VFX superb. The English locations make for a great atmosphere. Most importantly the writing from Patrick Ness is strong.