By opting for these meaningful edits we are strictly made to focus on the bipolar division of this central marriage: fatigue and exuberance. Glimmers of the latter appear throughout. Here, the rhythm of this squabble is sustained until reaching a more relaxed state of marital affairs. As mentioned, besides emotional ties, these decisive cuts ask audiences to play the same game as Kafka’s three novels.
Again, this final choice in form may be due to the garrulity of a film encompassing globalised, personal fears and spectres beyond this swelling residence. Some lines and gestures may have held pertinence but Puiu prefers triggering our imagination. Clarity would be an incongruous attendant at such a foggy gathering. Like these disgruntled relatives who question past and current issues, scepticism is our best tool for digging to some layer of truth between the missing links.
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