eryca’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Aksel said he liked her flaky. That he needed someone like that. Who could draw him out of his drawing board... He said he'd rather be childless with her than have kids with anyone else."
Cried together with Seph.
We felt understood throughout the film. Validated, even, because you know you're not the only one going through feeling like you're ruining your life because of some decisions or that time is not on your side (it's not, but we will always move forward nonetheless), but most of the time it's so easy to forget that fact. And this film reminds everyone of that, that we're not alone in our struggle to deal with these confounding emotions.
But this scene, especially, struck a chord in both of us for different reasons. And I like that. I like how the film resonates with its audience, even in ways not necessarily romantic.
Felt a lot. Learned a lot. Thank you, Joachim Trier.