Set in some strange world where Jamie Dornan is dripping with charisma and I want to live there.
‘I’m sorry I liked it,’ is probably the best summary I can give. Miranda July (in her writing and films) seems to be about reclaiming sincerity and sentiment, despite the cynicism of the times and the embarrassment of feeling something pure. There is so much that doesn’t work here (Evan Rachel Wood’s grating Kevin and Perry line delivery chief among its wilful choices), but it also gets to certain ideas that are only possible through July’s metaphors about vulnerability, intimacy…
I wouldn’t have watched this if I wasn’t storming through the Sight & Sound list before the new poll this year. Say what you like about canons (and god knows I’ve sat through a lot of things from this list that left me cold) but I’m glad to have the push to watch nearly four hours of Greek wartime drama, almost all of it shot in muted grays.
One of the ways this film is unique is how depersonalised it is.…