Didn't expect that Zanussi could handle a psychological drama this well; that too in his second feature. As one would expect in a Polish film, the acting & the cinematography is excellent.
The movie more or less reminded me of Miklós Jancsó's "Cantata", though the main storyline is entirely different. In both the films, the central characters would have left their home in order to pursue their career. At a certain point, they are forced to confront their past. At the end of both films, our protagonists decision to leave their homes is proven right.