Based on 20 votes and 6 reviews
Loved every aspect of this film! Visually beautiful which compliments the story, and the sound!! Really liked the relationship between the family and their help, refreshing as it's not the same old employer mean/employee abused treatment. I'd watch it again for sure.
While I do not appreciate black and white film, it does reflect the despair felt by both female protagonists. This film has heart, and draws on yours to elicit empathy for Cleo. The birth scene is heart wrenching. Water is a recurrent theme. I do not feel the film adequately explores Cleo's emotional state. Also, a deceitful cliche is used to briefly explain abandonment.
Great cinematography. However, very superficial treatment of class and gender issues. Very overrated.
It's a masterpiece--has the depth and integrity of the great silent films. Must see and hear on the big screen with surround sound.
Saw it today down at TIFF. Excellent movie! Really worth seeing it on the big screen for the sound alone.