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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.

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