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December 2006

Moodysson has made two great films – Together and Lilya 4-ever. This, though, is hardly a film. It’s more an audio novel, a monologue about gender, religion and death. The arbitrary visuals in flickering, grainy monochrome show decaying food and buildings and two people, mostly in foetal postures. It’s a draining, inert experience, an immersion in depression that offers no way out.

This column was published in the December 2006 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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