Karsten Runquist’s review published on Letterboxd:
Haven’t had my patience tested like this since Jeanne Dielman. That’s not by any means a jab, this is just one of the slowest, most meditative films I’ve seen. It’s also my first from Tsai so keep that in mind.
For as erotic and intimate as parts of this are, this left me generally depressed from the bleakness. Right now I’m paying closer attention to how I move from one room to the next and what I do in these spaces. I can’t say that feels very significant. But as simple as it sounds, it’s an awareness I didn’t have 2 hours ago.