I'm not familiar with Shakespeare at all to be honest, so I can only say I enjoyed the tension of the drama, but not so much as I enjoyed other Polanski films. The acting was gold solid, the settings and the photography were gorgeous, but even the most graphic scene couldn't turn this adaptation into something as thrilling.
A new film version of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle's short novel "Le Feu Follet", the story easily reminds readers of Camus's clalssic "L'Étranger", and the film reminded me much of Mike Leigh's "Naked" and a bit of François Ozon's "A Time to Leave". The dialogue-driven form might not be easy to digest, but it was the extremely fascinating and gripping parts that really make the film. Following the successful first feature "Reprise", "Oslo, August 31st" is no doubt Joachim Trier's another big leap to the center of the world cinema.
Carlos Reygadas is surely one of the most fearless film directors in the world. This controversial new film is no doubt another bold demonstration of his unconventional creativity. Dreams and realities were just impossible to distinguish, instead of figuring it out, simply take the nature as the leading role. Besides the breathtaking cinematography, the sound was just as perfect as in Reygadas's other films. A masterpiece.