Precise and delicate, everything is ordered and beautiful but tempered by the quiet death Reynolds’s harbors within. He is equal parts terrified of it and enraged by it, this tension touching every other area of his person and life, creating a taut world around him. Alma is the poison to his system and his understanding of the world. She is love needed, to which one belongs, and it both ruins everything, destroys him, and sets him free.
A work of nuanced genius form PTA. Krieps and DDL are perfectly tuned to the other. An incendiary, unsettling portrayal of love and our relation to it.