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Shot with insight and sensitivity.
on 7 December 2011
Not so sure the last third was the 'weak' part of this film. Seems to me the stories (adult disillusionment / class politics) which emerge more clearly later in the movie serve only to throw 'the love story' into bolder relief. I didn't find this unbalanced. Rather, it seemed to me to level any misty-eyed sentimentality that might have crept up on you when the love of Annika and Par was theirs alone. As with real love, when it flourishes and spills over into the real world, other people become involved. Not always nice, but always true. The last third is perhaps less attractive (or perhaps less charming) for this reason, but it's no less meaningful. Anyway, a wonderful film. Great cinematography. Shot with insight and sensitivity. Great performances too. There was no weak part in this film. I really felt I'd travelled. Jim.