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Aug 12, 2014A slight but lovely tale animated by touches of magical realism and the expressions on Mathieu Amalric's always interesting face. One might wish that he had more drama to work with -- and more interactions with actors of comparable magnetism. (See: the terrific "Jimmy P.," with Amalric and Benicio Del Toro.) But I enjoyed the touches of exotic whimsy amid the familiar themes of love and loss.
Feb 13, 2016After the filmaker's first US release, I was hoping for a lot more than this maudlin soap opera. It is a beautiful film about an ugly, ugly man. Selfish, mean, angry, and unbearble; he is the definition of Artist as a Empty Shell. His sole saving grace is the actor who portrays him. What a waste.