Noah Smith’s review published on Letterboxd:
This wrecked me. Has to be one of the most beautiful cinematic experiences out there and I’m oh so close to giving this a 10 right away. For about 2/3’s of this I was holding back tears but that last act, oh boy, my face was wet.
The camerawork, blocking, composition, and rhythm are sublime. When all those things work together I cry, easy. The direction and pace are so emotionally in tone with what’s happening with that characters and story. It’s fucking beautiful. I also feel Bruno Ganz makes everything better.
So many perfect scenes: the flashbacks, the bus, the funeral, and that border scene my goodness. The way space and time are revealed through the camera is incredible. Goodness