Writer-director Esteban Sapir tells this slight story in an unconventional way, with tightly clipped scenes that are often repeated, and Godardian use of intertitles, the meaning of which isn’t always clear. A newspaper headline reporting an eclipse of the sun is frequently displayed, and there are plenty of visual jokes and puns to brighten up the proceedings.
The young actors are called upon to do very little, since the cutting is so complex that they rarely get an opportunity to complete a coherent scene. But somehow Sapir, who clearly has talent, pulls it all together and comes up with an intriguing, subtle exploration of the lives of his characters. The viewer is called upon to do a fair amount of work to sort it all out, however.
Technical credits are modest indeed, but in keeping with the on-the-run nature of this obviously inexpensive production.