i haven't watched this since i joined letterboxd (early 2017) which is A CRIME because this is actually my favourite movie ever. I cried 4 times only in the first half an hour (nostalgia?) and I'm still amazed by the range of emotions these horses show. also co-directed by a woman!! we stan!
the music's so 2000's and i mean that in the best way possible. i feel like the movie lost my attention a handful of times, and the ending should have just been the performance, the added comedy is kind of tacky. it's an alright movie, as a lesbian i find the male lead very eh :/, why does he take her on a date at the fishing market anyways? that's weird.
barely watchable. i was gonna rate it higher at least for the craft but it just gets worse and worse. going by a friend's words, the author of the book admitted there is no moral of the story or purpose and I can SEE that. it's just crimes displayed on screen and called art. i feel absolutely zero empathy and connection to anyone in this movie. it goes against my morals.
it fails as a piece of good media because…
In romanian turkish delight translates as "shit" and it confused the hell out of 13 year old me, who didn't get why Edmund wanted to eat such thing, more so, sell his siblings over it