I'd read the book quite a long time ago, but I didn't know there was a film based on it, let alone available. So it was a wonderful surprise when I found it by chance. It's an accurate translation of the book into images and the actors are just perfect. Though I must admit that it took me a while to get used to its sometimes slow pace; it's definitely not something to see in a hurry, you need to have time to relax and focus on it, but it's definitely worth the effort. Give it a chance!