The story of a father and a daughter, living alone in a cold place somewhere in the French speaking parts of Canada. The father is working two jobs, two rather poor jobs, while his daughter don't attend school since he think it's for the better. The small family is weird and unsocial. They are not crazy but the lack something that the rest of people have. They are also extremely shy and uninteresting. Something happen and that makes the father in need of getting away from it all. At the same time the daughter find a bunch of bodies in the woods. That should make it more interesting, but it just seem to happen with an open message for the viewer - or it's just "forgotten" or left out from the plot after a while. We get many interesting things like this in the film, really. I can't descide if I like it.
Anyhow, open ends here, but your head can connect some of the dots - making it a story with many opertunities. It's quite nice, but there may be a bit too many questions here. What are they relationship really like? Does he treat her as a prisoner? Or even worse? We never know.
Unorthodox, kind of like "Dogtooth" - but not as stylich or shocking. It also has the oldest-looking bowling alley in the world. That's pretty cool.
Not for everyone, and I don't know if it was for me either. But I'm sure it will stay with my mind for a while - not visually, but it's mysteriousness. That's a very good thing and it lift's the score.
7 out of 10 unfresh princes in Bel-Aire.