I too was sorry at the short length - except that I couldn't have borne this story or style at feature length. The "modern Cathy and Heathcliff" is very misleading. It's ingratiatingly arty, with little dialogue and sometimes no speech at all. It's got a cheesy synth soundtrack which is hilarious in the long sex scene, as the actresses throw their heads back in passion in time to it! There are endless shots of horses on beaches, cigars and wine consumption, and rubbing erotically shaped clay creations. There's not a real story here. The credits/extras (the two are blurred) take almost as long as the film and are unintentionally funny. The story seems to take itself very seriously; though the director says it's absolutely over the top, it's worse than what she may think. It's not especially sensual or sexy, and is strangely vague and inexplicit, despite the 18 cert. But most of all, I didn't grow to care about these women, so I didn't invest in their passion or their sadness at departure.
This film was beyond awful. When I first got it and saw it was only 40 minutes long, I was disappointed. But quite honestly, I've never wasted 40 minutes of my life so spectacularly. <br /> <br />If I look over the style of the film (poetry reading over images of the two women acting out the story) which wasn't to my liking, I still can't find any single thing I liked. The way the scenery and camera work was done, it looked like a cheap porno. The women were completely unbelievable as the characters of the poem (which in itself was tedious and cliched). It was full of longing looks across a room, or a horse or a beach, supposedly meaningful. And it was 'nicely' rounded off with tacky piano music. <br /> <br />I've seen many many lesbian films now, thanks to Amazon Rental. Many of them are bad, but I would rather be forced to sit in a room watching something like The Monkey's Mask on a loop for a week before ever seeing this film again. <br />
I've seen a lot of lesbian films and this was the worst-and thats saying something! There seems to be no point to the film, and although the setting of the film is pretty, the actresses certainly are not. The sex scene is elegantly shot, but nowhere near enough to make up for the rest of it. The good thing is, its a very short film.
I really cannot understand how anyone could give this more than 1 star (if that), this is pretentious, art house rubbish at it's best - in that it's terrible. You spend the whole time thinking something 'might' happen - it doesn't and then it ends. Your life is too short to watch this.
This is a moving and aesthetically produced film. Yes, a love poem transformed into pictures in such a way that it is beautiful.
At the end we are shown how the film was made - how some of the love scenes were discussed by actors and directors during the making of the film. Also, we are shown discussions between the producer and director.