• Ramsay is an interesting filmmaking even if the dedication to an aesthetic here isn’t dogmatic enough to make this a top 10 of the year quality film
  • Description—but it’s certainly opaque, chilly, existential, ethereal—works as a silent film for most of it (which makes me wish she went even more out there with the mise-en-scene)—it is a medication on grief and alienation
  • Love the flashing light from the xmas tree—it would pick up again at the neon infused party and yet again with the strobe lights at the club/disco
  • Handheld camera for much of it
  • L’avventura works—maybe a bit of Repulsion from Polanski
  • to the viewer expecting a narrative with momentum they’ll have this—seemingly throwaway scenes are ways of Ramsay (and Samantha Morton who is excellent) showing how much the character is in her own head—high— staring into space.
  • Uses the window rain as a tear like In Cold Blood
  • Hypnotic—delves in and out of focus with the camera
  • Tinted Spain landscapes remind me of traffic lighting approach
  • The running of the bulls is like an Easy Rider Mardi Gras scene
  • Stunning shot of a phone booth by the sea
  • It is a true achievement for Morton
  • Love the slow-motion ending in the club again with the vacant gaze
  • Recommend