Beginning ★★★★★

i absolutely REFUSE to believe that this is a debut feature?? HOW??? from the very first scene i was utterly hypnotised... i can’t even put into words how in absolute awe i am at the direction on display here, every single scene is so beautifully crafted and i found myself truly fascinated by how each shot was framed! this film craves us to seek out and question the reasons behind what we are seeing, from what we are/aren’t shown to how long we are left to linger within each moment. these moments are presented in a way that force us to think on how we feel about the images exhibited and to me that's what cinema is all about. watching this film is certainly a meditative experience, yet unmistakably a deeply haunting one too. it's a film that i definitely won’t be forgetting any time soon.

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