Wingbolt3000’s review published on Letterboxd:
were we the Stalkers the WHOLE TIME?!?!?!?!?!?!
Lot to unpack and not sure what to actually unpack. Very dense and overwhelming on my first ever viewing. I found myself able to focus on only one thing at a time: the characters, the journey, the portals (?), their monologues, the symbolism, that dog - so much so that the experience of the film moved beyond me fairly quickly.
Will give this at least one more viewing before giving any sort of definitive review to see if I can grasp connectivity between all its singular, dense parts - especially that dang mysterious dog.