I'm still not entirely sure what this was but I think I liked it. There's something about the way all the structures are shot that makes them look like resting giants and that just adds to the already strange experience.
This is the first time I've really missed seeing something on the cinema screen (the film only got a brief cinema run in the UK late last year - long before any closures). The opening sequences are so beautiful and mesmerizing, I just wanted to soak them up. The magical, almost fairy tale, aesthetic continues throughout the film even when it (deliberately?) clashes with a more grounded reality. It's a shame that it meanders a little too much as it goes on because it's such a unique experience.
Hooked from the start and completely engrossed by every single minute. A film that defies genre and expectations, where it feels like absolutely anything could happen and still manages to shock and surprise. Every scene is beautifully shot and perhaps sounds even better. It's not just the songs but the sound design that has a real impact, the scene with the therapists really stands out.
From the audience reaction I know it's not a film for everybody but I can't…