I saw the film on the BBC, and found it thoroughly absorbing! Normally with films lasting more than an hour or so, I find myself getting a bit stiff and bored, and checking my watch. I was checking my watch with this one, but only because I didn't want it to end. The visuals in the film, the images that stick in your mind, the style, the story.... everything was exquisitly beautiful. This is my first time seeing Poliakoff, but I am most certainly impressed.