• A peculiar, paced love story – dare I say romantic comedy. Alexandra Borbely stars as Maria and Geza Morcsanyi as Endre in this work by Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi

A marvelous opening—trees in the winter, two deer, one male and female. These would represent the dreams of Endre and Maria

They work in a slaughterhouse- or a meat processing plant. Great frame of the janitor through the doorway—Enyedi has a penchant for these doorway framed shots

Maria is a shy woman, almost paralyzed by her introverted nature—and Endre is handicapped only has the use of one arm – they have the same dream, the same spirit animal

  • Deadpan comedic sequences like Maria looking for romance/sex music and listening to metal music with a blank stare
  • The shot of her in the bathtub broken up by the doorway is another impressive frame
  • The sun shining through on the surrealism deer/forest sequence—the sun is finally shining through for the final frame coming full circle
  • Recommend but not in the top 10 of 2017