“The suspense and pleasure of this talking-and-tentacles horror romance lies in discovering what shape the film is going to take.”~Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Aroview: A captivating hybrid of "tourist romance" and "body horror" (yes, Linklater meets Cronenberg) in which a recently orphaned young man flees the US for Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret.
Sparing use of special effects and naturalistic dialogue combine effectively - this invests in the relationship of the two engaging leads - and while the film is redolent of many others, its patient, unusual structure binds a spell all of its own.
5 stars (Exceptional) Gorgeous both visually and narratively, surprisingly tasteful CG that looks like it'll stand the test of time reasonably well. Even the small supporting characters are fantastically written. It rocks.rn~Sevenhead