This film unravels itself while following both the river flow and the adventures of a fox. The shots, the images, are flawless, even though some of the scenes involve tamed animals (most noticeable those of golden eagles). In spite of that, most takes must have meant outstanding struggle and patience; some that deserve being highlighted are, just to name a few among many others: a seemingly clumsy chameleon going from a tiny branch to another, deer wallowing in mud, or black vultures prevailing over griffon ones.
Duration is well adjusted lest the movie becomes tiring (one of the greatest problems of documentaries) but, the narrative gets corny oftentimes (another frequent problem of documentaries). Flamenco singer Estrella Morente isn't perhaps the best option for the voice-over albeit, one might forgive her after listening to the ending song (based on a poem by Antonio Machado), simply brilliant.
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