The film is a biblical soap-opera whose action unfolds in the Californian desert. Karen and Wes's marriage is crumbling apart - like a sandcastle. Karen can't even make love to her husband ... See full summary »
Two things stand out in this film: Set design and Cinematography. Each
indoor room and the stories that unfold within are like viniettes. They
like individual oil paintings. The experience of viewing the film is like
walking thru a gallery. You stop in front of each picture and the images
start moving, the story takes off. Use of directional lighting add to the
oil-painting effect, similar to directional light from candle sources in
those old paintings.
Polish cinema continues to bring out innovative cinema.
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