A much better film than sanatorium, but another that feels like it needed to be pushed just a little bit more. That last bit of restraint mixed with some super generic and long action sequences hurts what is otherwise a fun lark.
I was expecting Donkey Skin 2, but instead got a nice and murky film that seems like a forerunner of a lot of the 80’s fantasy films.
I think I’ve found my new favorite Wiseman. This was a punch to the face, making me cry a number of times. Such a beautiful portrayal of fragile people. The moment that one of the monks performs Deep River was especially powerful for me.