If my review were based entirely on visuals and sound, this would be a five star movie. It’s a masterful work of art, loaded with memorable visuals of dark stormy nights, closeups of wrinkled faces, desecrated Christian symbols, cave walls lined with multitudes of candles and torches, frequent scenes highlighting dead meat, secret underground passages, incredibly detailed paintings from the local religion... there is a LOT to look at in EVERY frame, and the eerie soundtrack fits the visuals perfectly.
The plot? Well, it doesn’t quite keep up. Let’s just say that a woman seeking answers about her and her family’s past gets her answers. And let me tell you, this one one seriously dysfunctional family!
A bit slow but eerie (and pretty) enough to keep me interested, and I’m a hard sell on slow burners. Well worth your time especially if you’re into those things, creepy nuns or Lovecraft-style stuff.