dir. Jonathan Glazer
world premiere 2004
U.S. release 2004
Because the film finds equal sublimity in romantic optimism and perverse longing, and then gradually darkens the mood with
harbingers of self-deception, threats of poverty, cheated chances, and caustic rivalries, even beyond the grave. Kidman's
performance, Savides's photography, and Desplat's magisterial score all belong on a short list of the decade's greatest triumphs.