Director Christopher Rompaey, examines divides of class, gender and body type. The film begins and ends with close-ups of Lena’s face, which in the interim we’ve witnessed shift from its innocent, vaguely cheerful gaze to something alive with rage, disappointment, ecstasy and when things go really bad, responsibility. Levie’s performance, which at times is flat and unemotional, is quite hard to watch, but this is balanced out by superb cinematography, which allows the viewer to feel the raw emotions and gritty nature of the often troubling subject matter of the film.
U.S. Premiere was on January 7, 2011 at the Palm Spring International Film Festival
Country: Netherlands/ Belgium (2011), Dutch, Polish with English subtitles, runtime 119 minutes
Watch trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqh_GmCu2NM