The film goes through its motions too quickly for its imagery to convey the irrepressible force of provocation.
Paprika Steen’s astounding performance isn’t given any favors in Kino’s barebones release of this post-Dogme 95 character study.
It seems as if Susanne Bier set out to create an absurdist comedy, but lost her nerve somewhere along the way.
The drama works better when it’s stuck in the characters’ throat like a lump in a limbo, unable to be completely swallowed nor spitted out.
It’s clear from her work in Applause that Paprika Steen has a face for the camera.
The latest from the Dogma cine-factory is notable for director Kristian Levring’s visual suggestion of madness.
A series of alternate takes/deleted scenes are of primary interest for the shades they add to the character of Laura.
With just two features director Ira Sachs has created a distinctive, deliriously beautiful aesthetic.