HappyTreeSpirit’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'll keep this short and just say that this is the type of movie that is best to dive in without knowing too much about it. It is highly complex in nature and would require a viewer's up-most attention when watching this. It is one of those deeply personal stories that is incredibly poetic and mesmerizing. This can be a good example of what an art film should be like. It's quite hard to describe on what it is exactly about but I can at least say it is a fascinating psychological character study. At the same time there is peppered moments of Russian lifestyle, politics, and culture. It is a puzzling but also delightful film to digest and think about. Many conclusions can be drawn from this film but that is left for the viewer to decide and figure out.