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You are unlikely to see a movie about incest made as sensitively and tastefully as Womb. And although the characters speak English, the film is firmly anchored in European sensibilities, thanks to its Hungarian director, Benedek Fliegauf.
Its quietly unsettling storytelling, precision visuals and almost mythical isolated setting all feel Hungarian to the core.
An incestuous payoff might be expected, given the casting of Green; she first attracted widespread attention in Bertolucci's "The Dreamers," as a young woman who is unusually close to her brother. But whatever happens, Womb is more melancholy than erotic.
It's a fascinating film to think about, but far too cool to touch.
The glacial pace is only quickened for seconds at a time with evocative ideas and hints of satire.
Green was meant for quick-witted comedy. Unfortunately, she's becoming a mainstay of painfully sincere slogs.
The New York Times
If the 20-odd seconds of blank screen squatting pointlessly amid the opening credits aren't enough warning that you're in for some seriously sluggish storytelling, then the adoption of a snail as one of the central motifs should drive the point home.
Too abstract to suggest a coherent moral lesson, but too remote to foster a satisfying emotional connection, Womb feels barren, an attempt to do too much that ultimately does very little.

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