Clive : "Stellar. Haunting. Evocative. And highly original. It was akin to watching a magic trick. I was left gobsmacked, wondering how it had been pulled off. She's found a pattern in the chaos - a song above the din. And isn't that, ultimately, why we're here?"
Clive : "Lara has taken an ordinary task and, by placing it in an extraordinary location, has rendered it utterly alien. This is a great work of the imagination. A brilliant realization of a bygone obscurity."
Clive : "A beautiful and heart-wrenching film. It avoids the saccharine. It avoids the easy out. It stares, unblinking, at the unjust randomness of life and a truth of the human condition. And yet despite the sorrow found in its subjects (and indeed in all of us), we're left appreciating life's sweetness. This is important filmmaking."
Clive : "Brave, dark, and despairing. Lovely, somber, and perfectly crafted. Though the subject is specific, the theme is as broad as it gets. I will not soon forget this film."
Clive : "Wondrous world-building with an impressive eye for design. A valuable lesson about fear and the perception of Otherness."