Photographer Manchester (Liam Browne) and his young taxidermist girlfriend Noon (Nancy Trotter Landry) enjoy a long summer romance, until success comes knocking for the snapper.
The following events fail to convince — the pair seem naive to the point of being backward, and there’s no back story to explain why they’re so dim. While it’s atmospheric, it’s remarkably drab for a film about visual art. Still, the performances are strong and the bedroom scenes trump real-sex dramas such as 9 Songs — they’re honest, frank, intimate and believable. Kinky, too: the easily shocked need not apply.
An explicit and atmospheric, if just occasionally unconvincing look at sex and relationships.
Reviewed by Anna Smith