This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Anneka Honeyball’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I’ll be honest, foreign language films have never really been my bag.
I’ll be the first to admit that, as much as I love cinema, I’m a pretty passive film-goer, with a very westernised comfort zone, heavily influenced by the actors I like, and a guilty pleasure for trash. But, I wanted to do right by Bong (who has been an absolute sweetheart on the awards circuit uwu) and overcome that one inch subtitle barrier, if only for tonight.
And I’m happy to say that I really liked this.
“It’s so metaphorical”
It sucked me in completely. It looked incredible, the performances were great and every step of the story transitioned so elegantly, building up and up and up until there was nowhere left to go but to descend into utter chaos.
I can’t say I’m a fan of how stabby and bludgeon-y it got at the end (🥴) which is why I hesitate to rate it higher, but it was very cleverly composed and I was way more engaged than I thought I’d be - I’m proud of myself!