mackenzieblairh’s review published on Letterboxd:
To me, this was all about capturing beauty, cherishing beauty, and remembering beauty.
Beauty is often misconstrued and not really recognized for what it truly is. Sometimes I catch myself in moments where “beauty” is dull to me, or I have become numb to beauty around me because I have forgotten what it truly is! God knows beauty, He creates beauty, and He is beauty. This is why creativity is so beautiful because we are imitating the Creator.
I feel that I am not artistic or creative but I believe that I have a huge appreciation for art so this movie ticked a lot of boxes for me. The portraits and the beach and the dresses and the story of Orpheus and the music (really only present 3 places in this film, but all 3 times I was moved pretty deeply). The closing shot with “Summer” played by the orchestra which was the song that Marianne played Heloise, SO GOOD. And the song at the bonfire. After watching Emma. last night and practically hating the music, the lack of music throughout the film was refreshing and made Summer and the bonfire song so so so important and moving and emotional.
And again, we STAN females in film!!!