TheBookOfDread’s review published on Letterboxd:
Bold & exciting work. Challenging & frustrating. Beautiful.
Henry = Ethos - Authority but also a fool.
Anne = Pathos, emotion, but also a martyr
Annette = Logos, reason, the victim & the saved
“Can’t I love you?”
“No. You really can’t.”
Those who exploit children could never & can never love them. Carax & The Maels conflate children & artists & the exploitation of them by bad actors into a stew of confounding sadness.
It might be too much if the truth of it we’re not so accurate.