An alternately scathing and deeply moving drama that is as elegantly acted and directed as it is occasionally shocking.
‘A bold, brave first effort behind the camera for Viggo Mortensen… Two things are remarkable, really: one is Henriksen’s performance, among his very best in a 60-plus-year career. The other is Mortensen’s seemingly instant aptitude as a filmmaker. He has a clear eye for composition and staging; he’s visually economic but sometimes quite daring; and his script is refreshingly non-linear and rarely goes in the direction you expect. This is not “A Dementia Film,” as the subject matter might imply, and it offers no easy solutions for difficult questions, or obvious resolutions.’—John Nugent, Empire