Time Out says
Precisely how these two skeletal narratives relate to one another is unclear, though some kind of connection is evidently being made between desire, fulfilment and death. Are we to understand that sexual longing is a bestial impulse so dangerous it should be kept in check, or that we should place greater trust in our animal instincts? Indeed, should we try to ‘understand’ the film in any rational way at all, or simply surrender to its sensual, oneiric mood? If, like me, you’re unfamiliar with Apichatpong’s earlier work (which includes shorts, the documentary ‘Mysterious Object at Noon’, and the prizewinning feature debut ‘Blissfully Yours’), you may be bemused and, during the first half, just a little bored. There’s no denying, however, the film’s quiet assurance and originality, nor the haunting, hallucinatory beauty of the later night scenes.
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