I wouldn't say that this film is bad neither good, but I would say that it is a nice entertaining film. It is not a silly film, it's just that I am a little bit tired of the same fucking love conflicts.
I liked it, but I have to admit that I thought it was a little bit cliche. The plot reminds of "Run Lola Run", and I guess it was on purpose since the main character has THE SAME name. haha. Still, I recommend this movie to everyone who likes some girl on girl action. And unlike most lesbian movies, this one does not have a tragic end.
This is the female version of "Lord of the Flies" where there are a bunch of school girls that are sent to a private boarding school that isolates them from their families. The kids feel rejected from their parents and attempts to find love and compassion through one of their teachers, played by Eve Green. The kids try to understand the adolescent age of life where boys start to play a larger role and how it is to become more of a woman. The sport of diving is used to help the women present themselves as beautiful but yet competitive and driving for greatness. Green portrays a teacher that lives her life vicariously through books until she encounters a student that has adventures that surpasses the books that she has read. Green grows to adore this student that has come from Spain and quickly becomes the teacher's pet. The previous favorite becomes jealous and threatened that she takes on the task to reclaim her spot as the teacher's favorite. Eva Green does a great job in her role but the kids steal your heart as you watch how cruel kids can really be to each other.
"The Princess and The Warrior" is a dreamy, atmospheric, twisted, (elegantly) awkward and sometimes violent take on a love story. It draws you into its world, captivates you, floats you on its cloud, makes you feel you are there in this alternate universe- a universe you've certainly never experienced before. I've seen many films, perhaps even hundreds, but never have I seen a film quite like this. It truly was like entering another universe only Tykwer himself could have though up... And a surreal one at that. And yet, unlike most 'surreal' films, it is human enough so that you, too, feel and move with the characters. It had me bawling at its profound beauty during one instance.
I quite like this Brazilian documentary. I do not believe Estamira is crazy, I just thought that she could not cope with reality. And when I say "reality", I refer to life without the gods that humans have created.