Beautiful & Exquisite, But Slow by brttknee
The opening sequence is immaculate and slow. There is no dialogue - just the exquisite Rachel Weisz and the camera; allowing the audience to rely purely on her emotions and the music behind them. You have no idea what is going on, but you almost instantly feel her grief. Beautifully acted, greatly directed, scored to perfection, my only criticism is that the film's pace is very slow, dragging all of us watching down into the pits with Rachel, Tom, and their sad love affair. I love a good era film, but even I was having trouble with the temptation to fast forward in Netflix.