This movie is incredibly slow... There are movies that need to be slow because it may bring a sense of tension or to bring you in with the characters and their slow way of life, but in this movie it's just painfully slow. I guess you must have an appreciation for the main character, who is a famous 19th century Tchek writer (and a woman too). Since I didn't know her work, I didn't catch on at all. And even if I had, I wouldn't have liked her to be portrayed like this.
In the movie, you follow the last days of her life and a recollection of some of her memories that she writes in some letters. It's in the form of a puzzle, where the screenplay reveals bits and pieces of her life and her illness, in a non-linear fashion. It doesn't even give me an incentive to read her work since the few lines we ear of it seams really bland. As is the movie. I must say that the main actress is good, I'd like to see her in other movies to make up my mind on her talent. The 19th century is also well recreated, which helps just a bit. But forget the rest, it's not just the main character who has a deadly sickness, it's the whole movie.
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